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Lava Flows and Their Effects
Lava flows and their effects on areas surrounding volcanoes are explained in this United States Geological Survey (USGS) publication. Examples are sited from the Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes in Hawaii, and the Unzen volcano in Japan. The site also links to specific case studies of lava flow destruction.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
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Cost / Copyright:
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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-000-000-001-649
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Types and Effects of Volcano Hazards'
This resource references 'Photo glossary of volcano terms'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey, Volcano Hazards Program