geology volcano research

Pick any two active (erupted within the last 50 years) volcanoes anywhere in the world to research.  Please make sure your two choices are in different parts of the world.  Please do not choose Mt. St. Helens, Kileaua, or Mt. Etna.


The following information must be included in your report for each volcano:

Pt value


  2                    Location (country, latitude and longitude)

  1                    Elevation

  1                    Date of last eruption

  2                                Why does it exist? (hot spot, convergence plate boundary, divergent plate boundary, etc.)

  3                    Facts about its recent eruption history, include some interesting or unusual activity.

  2                    Type of eruption that usually occurs (Hawaiian, Strombolian, Vulcanian, or Plinian)

  2                    Type of volcano (shield, stratovolcano, cinder cone)

  2                    Type of lava that is usually erupted from the volcano (basalt, andesite, rhyolite)

  1                    A location map for the volcano

  1                    At least one image of the volcano (photograph, satellite image, etc.)

  3                    List of references, include the URL and the last date you accessed the website.

20 total points available for each volcano


Please note that you will not earn any points if this volcano is not an active one!


You may write this report in list form or paragraph form.  I prefer list form.