Mauna loa hawaii largest volcano in the solar system

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Mauna Loa (Hawaii) Largest volcano in the solar system? Olympus Mons, Mars (>72,000 ft tall!)
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Comparison of: Olympus Mons (Mars) Mt. Everest Maxwell Montes (tallest mountain on Venus)
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Why do we study volcanoes? Volcano fun facts: Ojos del Salado, Chile Largest volcano on Earth? >80,000 km 3 , Mauna Loa (Hawaii) Highest volcano – 6891 m (22,608 ft), Ojos del Salado (Chile)
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Why do we study volcanoes? Volcano fun facts: Largest volcano on Earth? >80,000 km 3 , Mauna Loa (Hawaii) Highest volcano – 6891 m (22,608 ft), Ojos del Salado (Chile) Largest eruption? 5,000 km 3 of magma, San Juan Volcanic Field, CO 27 Ma
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El Misti, Peru Volcanoes and Civilization
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People and Volcanoes 12% of humans (500 mil), world-wide, live within 100 km of a volcano Mayon Volcano, Phillipines 1 kilometer = 0.62 miles 1 meter = ~3.3 feet
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People and Volcanoes So what is the reach of a particular volcanic hazard? Lava flows ~ 50 km Pyroclastic flows, lahars ~ 100 km Substantial tephra falls, ~200 km Mayon Volcano, Phillipines 1 kilometer = 0.62 miles 1 meter = ~3.3 feet
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Eyjafjallajokul, Iceland 4/17/2010 4/17/2010 4/15/2010 April – October 2010
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Puyehue-Cordón, Chile June 2011
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Volcanoes and Society Mt. Pinatubo 1991 (Philippines) Ash clouds circling the globe
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10 mi
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Recently active volcanoes (on a geologic timescale) “Active”, “Dormant”, and “Extinct” volcanoes
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Why do People Like to Live Around Volcanoes?
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  • Spring '09
  • Bergantz
  • Volcanoes, Volcano, Mayon Volcano, Volcano fun facts, –  Volcanoes

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