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volcano(Encyclopedia)volcano, vents or fissures in the earth's crust through which gases, molten rock, or lava, and solid fragments are discharged. Their study is called volcanology. The term volcano is commonly applied b...
Pavlof Volcano(Encyclopedia)Pavlof Volcano, active volcano, 8,177 ft (2,493 m) high, W Alaska Peninsula, SW Alaska, on the W shore of Pavlof Bay. It and its neighboring twin volcano, Pavlof Sister, 7,028 ft (2,142 m) high, are l...
San Cristóbal(Encyclopedia)San Cristóbalsän krst´bäl, active volcano, c.5,725 ft (1,745 m) high, Chinandega dept., NW Nicaragua. Part of a complex of five volcanic mountains, it is the country's highest volcano and one ...
Mauna Loa(Encyclopedia)Mauna Loa mou´n l´ [key], volcano, 13,680 ft (4,170 m) high, in the S central part of the island of Hawaii, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the largest active volcano in the world. Its seve...
Nyamuragira(Encyclopedia)Nyamuragira or Nyamulagira, active volcano (11,033 ft/3,058 m), S Virunga range, in E Congo (Kinshasa) near the Rwanda border, N of Lake Kivu and 15 mi (25 km) N of Goma, in S Virunga National Park. A...
Irazú(Encyclopedia)Irazú räsoo´ [key], active volcano, c.11,260 ft (3,430 m) high, central Costa Rica, E of San José. A massive volcano, Irazú erupted in 1723, destroying Cartago, and since then it has erupted ...
Copahue(Encyclopedia)Copahue, active volcano, 9,688 ft (2,953 m) high, on the central Argentina-Chile border. A stratovolcano (see volcano) consisting of an elongated composite cone with nine craters extending along a 1.2...
Cerro Azul(Encyclopedia)Cerro Azul, volcano, 12,428 ft (3,788 m) high, central Chile, in the Andes c.150 mi (240 km) S of Santiago. Also known as Quizapú after the large vent on the northern flank of the volcano, Cerro Azul...
Eyjafjallajökull(Encyclopedia)Eyjafjallajökull ´yäfyätläyöktl [key], glacier, S Iceland, near the coast. Roughly 39 sq mi (100 sq km) in area, it covers an active volcano, 5,466 ft (1,666 m) high, also known by the sam...
Nyiragongo(Encyclopedia)Nyiragongo nyrägông´g [key], active volcano (c.11,400 ft/3,475 m), S Virunga range, in E Congo near the Rwanda border, NE of Lake Kivu and 12 mi (19 km) N of Goma, in S Virunga National Park....
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