What Are Dormant Volcanoes?

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A dormant volcano is a volcano that does not appear to be active and has not recorded activity but is suspected by geologists to erupt due to the quiet escape of gas. Dormant volcanoes are caused by the shifting of the earth plates when they shift constantly above the volcano hotspots.
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It means that while it might erupt again in the future, at this time it is very unlikely to erupt.
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A volcano which is inactive but not extinct.
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False. Dormant volcanoes are currently inactive but considered by scientists to have
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The dormant volcanoes in California are part of the Cascades Range, a line of 27 volcanoes stretching from British Columbia in Canada to northern California.
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Dormant volcanoes are volcanoes that are not active or those that do not erupt. Volcanoes tend to become dormant because the earth's plates are constantly shifting above volcanic hotspots. An example of a dormant volcano is Mauna Kea found in Hawaii.
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