What Are Dormant Volcanoes?


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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a volcano not active
A volcano which is inactive but not extinct.
Several laccoliths of Utah are remnants of inactive volcanoes.
Dormant Volcano - a volcano which has no written record of its last eruption, or has erupted but very very long time ago, and is likely to erupt anytime in the future. for pictures
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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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