Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Take a look at the video from FreeSchool. See what you can learn about volcanoes that you did not already know.

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A volcano is a mountain with a large crater at the top. When enough pressure builds up under the ground lava, which is molten rock, gasses and steam burst through. This is called an eruption. Lava flowing down the side of a volcano will destroy anything in its path.

There are over one thousand active volcanoes in the world today.

This map shows where active volcanoes can be found around the world.