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The Science Report On Volcanoes

Would you want to live within ten miles from a volcano? Not knowing when it's going to erupt. I just called in the radio station and I was caller number ten. I got to choose one of three places to live, the options were next to Mount Kilauea, Mount Baker, or Mount Rainier. Before I gave them my answer I was going to research all the volcanoes, when I was done with all my research I found out that I want to live within ten miles of Mount Baker. Here is why I choose to live next to Mount Baker...

All of the volcanoes have different kinds of blasts and flows. For example, MountKilauea has a non-explosive eruption, so that means the lava would run down the side, instead of it bursting out everywhere. The only problem is it can be very destructive and clear out anything in it's path. Mount Rainier is also a non-explosive volcano, but can be just as destructive as an explosive volcano. Then there's Mount Baker, it is an explosive volcano, it will erupt and you won't be able to run from it like you could if it were a non-explosive volcano.

There are all different times that a volcano might erupt, but no telling when. Mount Kilauea is the worlds most active volcano, so it can erupt any day or everyday. Mount Kilauea is around 300,000-600,000 years old and has been active ever since. Mount Rainier has not erupted in he past 2,200 years. Last July they found out that Mount Rainier is going to have the most detructive eruption ever in the United states. Mount Baker hasn't shown much activity since 1978. By 1978 Mount Baker somewhat has stopped showing activity.

These three volcanoes also have history of seismic activity. Mount Kilauea had an eruption in 1983, and lava has covered 104 km, that is 7% of Kilauea's surface. When scientists stated mapping, they thought that a large part of Kilauea's surface was 5,000 -10,000 years old. Mount Kilauea is made up of mostly lava flows, so that

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