The Earth Is A Natural Disaster Essay

1891 Words Dec 8th, 2015 8 Pages
The Earth is a birthplace for incredible natural disasters. These are earthquakes, tsunamis, and tornadoes to name just a few. But one disaster, famously known for its ability to spew hot magma from an opening in its surface is considered the most captivating. Volcanoes, whose name originates from Vulcan the Roman god of fire, are some of the most stunning and fascinating processes to occur underneath and on the surface of the earth. To better understand volcanoes this essay will touch on several topics including, what volcanoes are, their various types, their relationship with earthquakes, hazards and examples of volcanoes. From the typical ‘red foam’ erupting volcano science project to the real deal natural disaster, almost everyone has a basic knowledge of what a volcano is, but what really is a volcano and how does it work? Volcanoes exist because they are a natural way for planets and moons to release inner heat and pressure. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a volcano is “a vent in the crust of a planet or moon from which usually molten or hot rock and steam escape; a hill or mountain composed wholly or in part of the ejected material.” A volcano is composed of many different parts. Their is the magma chamber which is a vast basin containing less dense magma underneath the ground. The main vent is the space where the magma and other materials underneath the surface travel towards the surface, where those materials are erupted, in a circular depression,…

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