Essay on Wizard Island

743 Words Jun 10th, 2006 3 Pages
Wizard Island

Wizard Island is undoubtedly a unique and interesting name for a volcano, in fact this volcano maybe better known as the island volcano in the middle of crater lake. Wizard Island is located in the west coast of crater lake, Oregon (United States) on the North American continent, it is located relatively on top of the seduction zone between the North American plate and the Juan De Fuca, a oceanic plate causing many major earth quakes in the area. Wizard Island's has a latitude of 42.93 and a longitude of -122.15. It has a height of 233meters with a small crater that is 90meters across and 27meters deep. Wizard Island's shape and characteristics makes it classified as a cinder cone, a type of volcano that has a
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There are various other volcanic islands with the famous leading Hawaii. Hawaii's separation of islands is of many interests and is the result of a "hot spot" being located near the current Hawaii island, but the movement of the tectonic plates move the newly formed islands forever north west creating a chain of islands. Currently it is rumored that there is a new Hawaii Island being created.
. Living in Japan hot springs are of great interest as well as Mt. Fuji. Mt. Fuji is currently not considered as a threat through eruption, but if it does ashes will cover hundreds of square kilometers, will have fast lava flows and Tokyo's daily supplies such as water, electricity and transportation will be unavailable. While this eruption remains unpredicted the damage is estimated to cost over 20billion dollars making it a great concern to the Japanese government. Hot springs on the other hand are one of the most loved japanese traditions and is told to get rid of stress, muscle aches and various other aches through its natural water and added herbs. Water is heated through its close contact with magama that lies deep within the earth and have three basic ways of appearing on the surface. Geysers are when water shoots out of the earth, fumarole is when it comes to the surface and forms a stream, mud pots are when the water contains quantities of mud. Volcanic eruptions are also very commonly associated with Earth quakes,

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