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Our World is Erupting

A volcano is a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass; our earth, whereby intense manifestations of the fiery power contained deep within the Earth release hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface.

Volcanoes tend to exist along the edges between tectonic plates, massive rock slabs that make up Earth’s surface. About 90 percent of all volcanoes occur within the Ring of Fire along the edges of the Pacific Ocean and about 1,900 volcanoes on Earth are considered active; meaning they show some level of activity and are likely to explode again. Many other volcanoes are dormant, showing no current signs of exploding but likely to become active at some point in the future. Others are considered extinct.

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