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Types and Effects of Volcano Hazards
This United States Geological Survey (USGS) website discusses volcano hazards by type (gas, lahars, landslides, lava flows, pyroclastic flows, and tephra) and by the effect volcanoes have on people and land. This site gives an overview of volcano hazards and links to selected case studies listed by country, volcano, year, and type of hazard. Links to more USGS information about volcanoes, such as a photo glossary, a site index, observatories, and an educator's page are also provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-645
Related resources:
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This resource contains 'Lava Flows and Their Effects'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey, Volcano Hazards Program