The amount of damage that Mount Kilauea does when it erupts can vary. It has the potential to cause significant destruction to nearby communities, infrastructure, and natural landscapes. The lava flows from Kilauea can cover homes, roads, and other structures, while volcanic ash and gas emissions can also have negative impacts on the environment and human health. However, the extent of the damage depends on various factors, including the intensity of the eruption and the preparedness and response of local authorities and communities.
Lava is extremely hot molten rock and can melt or burn through many substances. However, there are a few materials that can be highly resistant to lava flow, such as certain types of refractory metals, ceramics, or other heat-resistant materials like asbestos. Additionally, very thick layers of soil or rock can slow down or divert the path of lava.
Hilo, Hawaii, is located on the eastern side of the Big Island of Hawaii, while the Kilauea volcano is located on the southern side of the island. Although Hilo is relatively close to Kilauea, it is not directly impacted by its eruptions. However, Hilo can experience minor effects such as volcanic gases, vog (volcanic smog), and occasional ash fall depending on the wind direction and strength.
The eruption took place probably a long long time ago before Britain was broken of
from the original super continent as there are now no volcanoes in Britain and it isn't in a major area of frequent earthquake activity
I am pretty sure that it was 10,000 years ago, and if you want to be more specific, 10,010 years ago.
Its has to do with the composition of the magma. Kilauea's magma has magma with a low-silica content. This means it has a low viscosity (is runny) and thus a low gas content. As a result it doesn't damage much force to cause it to erupt, and the low gas content means there is little, if any, explosive component to the eruptions. The lava, as it is called on the surface, can then flow downhill pretty easily. It hardens into a rock called basalt Mount St Helens contains magma with a high silica content. This gives it a very high viscosity, meaning it flows with great difficulty. The high viscosity means it can hold a lot of dissolved gasses. When this magma approaches the surface, the low pressure causes the gasses to form bubbles. Since the high viscosity has held this process back for quite some time, once it starts, it happens rapidly and violently. Thus, sudden expansion of gasses results in an explosion, turning the magma into a sort of spray that becomes ash while chunks of lava "foam" become pumice. When lava with a lower gas content does erupt, it is so viscous that it does easily flow downhill and instead builds into a crumbly structure called a lava dome. The rock formed by lava from Mount St Helens is called Dacite.
The main types of volcanoes are cinder cone, shield, and composite volcanoes. there are also big,little, and meideium ones
It is not an island in and of itself. It is one of five volcanoes that make up the island of Hawaii.
Kilauea's current eruption has been relatively uninterrupted since January 1983. The volcano is known for its passive eruptions, however it has the largest documented history of explosive eruptions of any Hawaiian volcano. The collapse of the east rift zone eruptive vent in March 2011, was viewed online by over 10,000,000 over the following days. For more fun facts please see related links.
It has averaged one eruption every 3.5 years since 1832.
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yes they do
because there is wonderful scenery and 41 world heritage sites. rome is in Italy which is also a large atrraction.
it is 3 miles above sea level. hope this helps (btw i like trains!)
how many times a year has the Kilauea has erupted a year.
yes, after it last errupted and when it became xtinct. timeframe is something, not even scientist agree on.
every extinct volcano has to go through a "dormant" stage before it is considered extinct.
kilauea is geographically located in hawaii,by its closest major city,hilo, its population is:about 40,000 ppl,
its distance from kilauea is about:18miles .
the Colorado river eroded the land to make the grand canyon
The 1790 eruption of Kilauea is considered the most violent in the recent record of eruption of Kilauea. The specific changes of the landscape are not specifically known as there are no artist interpretations or photographs from before the eruption. All that is known about the eruption comes from dating of rocks to the eruption as well as legends from the native Hawaiian people.
It is speculated that the eruption could have made the summit caldera up to 1,500 Ft. deep. Also most of the large boulders along the rim of crater drive as well as at the summit are also ejecta from that eruption.
With enough warning the population can be evacuated.
Emergency response can be set up.
There may be nothing to do to stop it but there are many things that can be done to prepare.
Mount st. Helens is a good example
Kilauea means "Spewing" in the Hawaiian language... it was named this because of it's ongoing lava showers. Kilauea is the most active volcano in Hawaii, along with Mt.St.Helens, and there have been 33 eruptions recorded throughout history. Hope this helps!
crazy kid #8!!! :)
The land around kilauea is affected because when the volcano erupts they would problaby be no time to evacuate the people of the comunity and also the ocea would be affected by lava.
The current Kīlauea eruption began on January 3, 1983 and still continues.