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  • What are the facts about Mt. St. Helen? Below are some interesting facts about Mt. St. Helens Peak. Mount St. Helens was dormant for 123 years and then in the Spring of 1980, it collapsed surging Magma all over. Towns were evacuated during the eruption of Mt St. Helens.

  • In 1973 was the eruption of a fierce volcano on Heimaey, an Icelandic island. Heimaey is the largest island in the Vestmannaeyjar cluster. Attempts to halt lava flow in Heimaey were made but the destruction was still overwhelming. Houses were burnt to ashes in a matter of seconds.

  • Plate tectonics is the study of movement of Earth's plates, called tectonic plates, that result in geologic activities. The information below explains the theory of plate tectonics.

  • Inside the Earth, there are many things. Below are stuff about the inside of the earth as well as diagrams of the inside of the earth. The resources below are great for studying the inside of the earth teaching resources. We will discuss the geological forces generated inside the earth in this Plate Tectonics website briefly but the extensive discussions of the geological forces generated inside the earth are beyond the scope of this website.

  • What are the layers of the Earth? The Earth has many layers.

  • Below is a list of Major earthquakes in the world and their estimated death tolls. In some cases the number of deaths resulting from an earthquake is not known.

  • Below is a list of major earthquakes in North America. In North America, Mexico and California are the two most earthquake prone places. Other areas that are likely to suffer from earthquakes include Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Intermountain Belt, Hawaii, the Northeastern Region, South Carolina, and the Midcontinent Region.

  • Below are facts of Mount Pelee erupting. The May 8, 1902 Mount Pelee eruption was followed by a high dollar amount of damage. The entire town of St. Pierre was obliterated within two minutes as Mount Pelee volcano exploded. Mt. Pelee was sometimes referred to as one of the deadliest volcanos.

  • The eruption of Mr. Nevado del Ruiz in the town of Armero, Colombia, were warned for a long time in advance. Volcanologists saw signs that Mt. Nevado del Ruiz could erupt at any time for over a year but warning signs were ignored. The officials of the town where Mt. Nevado del Ruiz was to erupt did not want the people to be alarmed.

  • The A.D. 79 Mt. Vesuvius eruption in Italy was probably the world's most famous volcano eruption although the historic Mr. Vesuvius eruption was by no means the deadliest. Mt. Vesuvius of Italy wiped over 2,000 people in Pompeii within a few hours. Mt. Vesuvius erupted after being dormant for 800 years killing unsuspecting people of Pompeii.