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What is an active volcano?
A volcano that has erupted recently and is likely to do so again.
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What is the Crust?
The outer layer of the earth.
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What is a dormant volcano?
a volcano that has erupted within the last 200 years but not recently.
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What are earthquakes?
a movement or tremor in the earth's crust.
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What is an extinct volcano?
A volcano that has not erupted in the last 2000 years and is unlikely to do so again.
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What is lava?
Molten rock flowing from under the earth's crust.
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What is magma?
Molten rock below the earth's surface
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What is a magma chamber?
Where molten rock is found deep below the earth's surface
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What is the mantle?
The layer of the earth between the crust and the core.
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What is a natural hazard?
A great force of nature, such as an earthquake, flood, volcano that is a danger to people.
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What is a plate boundary?
Where two plates meet.
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What is a plate?
Large section of the earth's crust.
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What is a ring of fire?
A circle of volcanoes around the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
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What is the richter scale?
The scale used to measure the strenght of earthquakes.
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what is a seismorgraph?
the instrument used to measure the strength of an earthquake.
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what is a vent?
an opening in the earths surface through which material forced during a volcanic eruption.
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What is a volcanic bomb?
Large rock fragments thrown out by an erupting volcano.
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What is a volcano?
A cone shaped mountain made from lava or ash.
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What are zones of activity?
Areas where earthquakes and volcanoes are common.
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