|types of volcanoes
In this 1943 drawing, the Little Prince is
trying to prevent a volcano from erupting. Unfortunately his
intentions were noble, but no human can prevent a volcanic explosion.
The forces behind an erupting volcano are greater than any type of
bomb humans have created.
Volcanoes are found throughout the world, but in
defined zones. Some volcanoes are active, some dormant, and some
extinct. An active volcano includes Mt. Etna, located in southern
Italy. Activity includes lava movements and little "hiccups"
of gas spirting from its top vent. An example of a dormant volcano is
Mt. Lassen, in northern California. Its last eruption was in 1915,
with only quiet murmuring since then. An extinct volcano may not even
look like a volcano, but the rocks it left behind are unmistakable. An
example would be some of the small islands in the Pacific. Even the
northwestern islands of Hawaii are extinct!