Fun Volcano Facts

Iceland is currently the most volcanically active location on Earth.

The world’s biggest volcanic mountain is the Mauna Loa in Hawaii.

Growers found that the slopes of volcanoes tend to have fertile soil which is suited for for growing crops like grapes, olives and beans.

The ancient Romans believed that Vulcan, their god of fire and metalwork, caused volcanic eruptions. The word Volcano comes from Vulcan’s name.

When a volcanic mountain gets ready to erupt, its sides may bulge.

A person who studies volcanoes is called a vulcanologist.

Hawaii is still growing due to volcanic eruptions.

Sometimes lighting is produced from the ash clouds spewed out from a volcano.  This is called a dirty thunderstorm.

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