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New Mexico has several volcanoes that are expected to erupt again someday. One of them, Valles Caldera, had two eruptions 1.15 and 1.47 million years ago that were so large that since then, only six eruptions have occurred worldwide that were as large or larger. Scientists know this volcano will erupt again eventually, and they can't rule out the possibility of another massive eruption.
On your next cruise to Hawaii from California, come to Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii, and discover Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Walk on lava from past eruptions, and experience the wonder of this historic site.
Volcanology is the study of volcanoes and related processes, and is a part of the science of geology, which studies solid earth and rocks. Volcanology has basic terms, such as the types of volcanoes, that are important to know and understand when discussing or reading about this topic.
Northern California has nine active volcanoes. Some are more obvious, such as towering Mount Shasta, and others are less well known. Each is rated by USGS as having varying threat levels for future eruptions, ranging from very low to high.
Volcanoes are one of the most destructive forces on earth. With approximately 50-70 eruptions each year, volcanoes can play a major disastrous role in many peoples lives. Volcanoes have a mass of weaponry that they use to destroy and reek havoc in the world today. Here...
Long Valley Caldera in California is one of the largest volcanoes on Earth. In the area are several other volcanoes as well, and all of them are expected to eventually erupt again. Long Valley Caldera had a massive eruption 760,000 years ago - and a repeat can't be ruled out.
Starting at the North Rim of Arizona's Grand Canyon there is a series of volcanic fields, several of which are active, extending northward into Utah. Two of the volcanic fields that are active are located in Utah, and one erupted just a few hundred years ago - very short by geological standards.
Does Southern California have any volcanoes? The answer is yes. There is one near the Salton Sea that the USGS has rated as a high risk of a future eruption. Called the Salton Buttes, this is Southern California's only active volcano.
California's Mojave Desert has three active volcanoes, two of which have been given a moderate threat rating by USGS, and the other of which has been given a low to very low threat rating. They are the Coso, Lavic Lake, and Ubehebe volcanoes, each consisting of multiple cinder cones and visible lava flows - in one case, from just 800 years ago, which is a very short amount of time geologically speaking.
There is nothing more challenging than touring volcanoes or going on a volcano tour. It's on par with other challenging vacation activities like diving or bungee jumping. Volcano tours are quite an experience, it's unique and there's the added thrill of knowing you're exploring an active volcano. Imagine walking along dried lava and having pictures taken on top of a smoking mountain. If you are a person who loves to have a challenge and is fascinated by unique experiences, then make sure you put volcano tours on your holiday plan list. Go on reading this article to find out which volcano that you might wish to check out.
The state of Arizona has two active volcanoes that are expected to erupt again sometime. They are the Uinkaret Volcanic Field north of the Grand Canyon, in the northwest corner of the state, and the San Francisco Volcanic Field near the city of Flagstaff, part of which is Sunset Crater Volcanic National Monument.
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