Volcanoes and Earthquakes

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  • Hi,I'mEmily!Todaywewillbegoingonanadventuretodiscover differnettypesofvolcanoes:ashield,cindercone,andacomposite volcano.Laterintheday,wewilldiscoverwhatitsliketobeina epicenterofanearthquake.
  • Nextstop, California!!!
  • Today,we'reatBrushyButteinCaliforniaatashieldvolcano!Shield volcanoesarequietvolcanoesthatareformedbydivergentplate boundariesandhotspots.Shieldvolcanoesareknownfortheirbig basesandroundedslopingsides.Also,theyaremadefrombasalt, eruptingfromtheoceanfloor.
  • Lookatthat basalt, beautiful!!
  • Wow,cinder conevolcanoes aresotalland steep!!
  • Next,wereatMt.CapulininNewMexico,acinder conevolcano.Cinderconevolcanoesareexplosive volcanoes,formedbyconvergentplateboundary. Cinderconevolcanoesaretallsteepsided volcanoes,madeofgraniterock.
  • Whoknewthat compositeand cindercone volcanoescouldbe sosimilar!!
  • NowwereatacompositevolcanoinAlaskaatSt. Augustine.Compositevolcanoesaresimilarto cinderconevolcanoesbecausetheyarealso explosivevolcanoes,formedbyaconvergentplate boundaryandmadefrombasaltrock.Also, compositevolcanoesaretallvolcanoeswithsteep sides.
  • HereIaminSanFransisco,werean earthquakeisabouttooccur.Now,letme explainearthquakes.Forinstance,thereare twopartstoanearthquake:thefocusand theepicenter.Thefocusofanearthquakeis thepointbelowEarth'ssurfacewereenergy isreleasedasseisimicwaves.
  • Theepicenterofanearthquakeisthepoint onEarth'ssurfaceverticallyabovethe focus,whereseismicrupturebegins.Oh no,Icanfeeltheseismicwavesstartto comebecausethegroundisshaking!I bettergetoutofhere!
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