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Volcano Identification

Volcano Identification
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  1. In Washington- most famous for its catastrophic eruption on May 18, 1980. The deadliest and most economically destructive in the history of the US.
    Mt. St Helens (Clue: It's always rainier in washington when helen is around)
  2. The most dangerous in US because of snow. It is the highest mountain in Washington and the Cascade Range.
    Mt. Rainer (Seattle/Tacoma)
  3. Tallest mountain in Oregon (50 miles from Portland), considered most likely to erupt.
    Mt. Hood (Clue: Crater Lake is in the HOOD of Washington)
  4. In Oregon, it is Deepest Lake in US caused by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama 6800 years ago, lowered mountain by one mile.
    Crater Lake
  5. The 2nd highest peak in the Cascades and the fifth highest in California, the most voluminous in the Cascades.
    Mt. Shasta (Clue: Want to shasta in cali?)
  6. Volcanic Neck formed by an upsurge of Lava. (Clue: The Devil's hangout is in Wyoming.
    Devil's Tower
  7. Occurred 77,000 years ago, the largest explosive eruption anywhere on Earth in the last 25 million years. Aka Super volcano, created this Lake in Sumatra Indonesia.
  8. In 1816 became known as the "Year Without a Summer" because of the effect on North American weather erupted in Sumbawa Indonesia.
  9. Tsunami that killed 36,000 in Indonesia, blast heard miles and miles away, darkened skies for two years. (1883)
    Krakatoa (Did you hear that loud CRACK?)
  10. In French this means "Bald Mountain" Destoyed part of Pierre, killed 29,000 (most this century) and is located in Carribean.
    Mt. Pelee
  11. In the Carribean, had government sponsored evacuations which left a deserted city for more than a year.
    Montserrat (the SE in it stands for Sponsored Evacuations)
  12. Erupted in 1985 in Colombia, mudflow killed 25,000.
    Nevada del Ruiz (Never did stop Running)
  13. A 1993 eruption killed nine people, including six scientists who had descended into the volcano's crater to sample gases, currently the most active volcano in Colombia.
    Galeras (gases)
  14. The largest volcano on Earth in terms of volume and area covered and one of five volcanoes that form the Island of Hawaii. The Hawaiian name means "Long Mountain".
    Mauna Loa (Reverse of ML is LM =Long Mountain)
  15. In Hawaiian, the word volcano's name means "spewing" or "much spreading". It considered the most active on Earth and is located in Hawaii.
  16. Formed during the Novarupta eruption of 1912 in Alaska. One of the largest eruptions in the twentieth century.
  17. Produced the valley of the 10,000 smokes in Alaska. Means "New Eruption"
  18. In africa, On August 21, 1986 this suddenly emitted a large cloud of CO2, which suffocated 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock.
    Lake Nyos
  19. Highest free standing volcano or mountain in Africa.
  20. Ash/static electricity from this volcano flames out engines on 747s in Siberia.
  21. New Island in Iceland...Hot Spot.
    Surtsey (It sure is a hot spot in Iceland)
  22. Highest mountain in Japan
    Fuji (Just like our restaurant in Dothan)
  23. The volcano's ultra-Plinian eruption in June 1991 produced the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century IN PHILLIPINES.
  24. Aka Islands of Thieves, these are an arc-shaped archipelago made up by the summits of 15 volcanic mountains in the Pacific/Phillipines.
    Mariana Islands
  25. The largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia, located in the the Southern Pacific Ocean.
  26. In Greece, this was the Minoan eruption of Thera, also referred to as the Thera eruption. Inspired the Atlantis story.
  27. Largest active volcano in Italy.
    Etna (My fat cousin Etna lives in Italy)
  28. Best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
  29. Is a volcanic ocean island that rises almost above the floor of the Atlantic Ocean and is located off the West coast of Africa.
    Canary Islands (La Palma)