Monday, April 22, 2019

Volcano

Returning today to my series on the Canadian Museum of Nature, an area here in the Earth Gallery examines volcanoes, with panels of information and photographs of each type, and rocks created by the various kinds.


A series of photographs grouped together brings it home just how devastating volcanic eruptions can be.


Earthquakes are also featured, including an interactive global map that shows you where recent quakes have been observed. A nearby panel shows the damage they cause.

30 comments:

  1. Remind me of some of my school lessons - though rather more exciting and colourful.

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  2. Do not underestimate the power of a volcano, we are so feeble in the face of such power!
    When I was 17 years old (1977) I survived an earthquake of 7.4 on a Richter scale.
    Fortunately our house was well built.

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  3. Earthquakes and vulcanoes, two very powerful forces of nature.

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  4. Very impressive, I have huge respect for volcanoes, biut I find the mighty interesting too.
    Speaking of natural forces ... I heard of bad weather and floods in your area. Hopefully it won't be too bad.

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  5. Earthquakes and volcanoes are devastating forces to be sure. To all those people who believe that God created the earth can they please ask Her to finish it so that we don't keep having these awful events?

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  6. ...volcanoes are something that my grandchildren have all been interested in. We have seen the results of eruptions in Hawaii.

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  7. Hello, interesting exhibit and post. Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

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  8. Those are the kind of forces we just can't do anything about other than get out of the way.

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  9. looks like a fun time. have a great week. busy around here. take care. ( ;

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  10. Makes us realize how truly vulnerable we are, no control over earth! Well, except we control how we are destroying earth,, I have looked often at the charts showing earth quakes, it puts in perspective how active this planet is beneath our feet! Yikes!

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  11. Volcanoes are fascinating to me. Very interesting post. :-)

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  12. They also have some great photos of volcanoes erupting.

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  13. If they still teach physical geography in grade 11, this would be a good field trip.

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  14. I can't imagine living near a volcano or on a fault line 😱 Interesting details here William 🌋

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  15. @John: these are good lessons.

    @Ella: several years back we had a quake. Enough to be felt and a bit of damage.

    @Sami: very much so.

    @Jan: we could use some dry days.

    @Iris: and formidable.

    @david: and yet they are forces of creation too.

    @Tom: i would like to see the volcanoes of Hawaii, and St. Helen's.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Joan: true.

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Laurie: that's true.

    @DJan: to me as well.

    @RedPat: I think so!

    @Red: they do.

    @Anvilcloud: definitely.

    @Grace: and yet many do.

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  16. Perfect timing reading this post, I just saw a special report on the news last night about some of the latest finds in Pompeii. They uncovered a whole home with brilliant frescos on the walls. This discoveries under the ash are amazing.

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  17. volcanoes are so fascinating but as Grace said - I can't imagine living near one and as you pointed out- so many do. fascinating.

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  18. When we lived in Fairbanks, we had a 7.9 earthquake. The epicenter (Healy) is about 70 miles south of Fairbanks. Two minutes felt like an hour, it was scary. We actually went outside the house until it ended.

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  19. another great educational post and neat photos about volcanos!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. Our Glassford Hill is an extinct volcano. When we lived in Mexico our route to the beach took us directly past the Colima Volcano, which is still active and erupts every year or two.

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  21. You could be a tour guide, dude!

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  22. @Sharon: I would love to see Pompeii someday.

    @Klara: volcanoes are destructive, but they give back too. Some very rich soils can be found in the aftermath of eruptions.

    @Lady Fi: very much so.

    @Bill: that would be frightening.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Catalyst: as I recall there are no active volcanoes in Canada.

    @Jennifer: I certainly could!

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  23. California is a land of volcanoes and earthquakes. I've seen some of the features and rocks noted above, not to mention one of the photos of San Francisco's famous 1906 earthquake in your last shot. I'll be going to a land of volcanoes early next month.

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  24. Volcanos are interesting but I don't want to experience one.

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  25. Both earthquakes and volcanos are very powerful forces of nature.

    All the best Jan

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  26. I sure hope my grandies have been there. This is right up their allies.

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  27. We don't have volcanos here. I'd love to see one some day...

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