Side vents, also known as secondary vents, in a volcano allow some of the magma and gases to escape but are not the main vent where the eruption takes place. One of the volcano's most recognized characteristic is the crater, but this hole actually forms after the eruption has taken place.
The eruption primarily goes through the main vent, but there can be various other secondary vents as well where smaller amount of magma escape. The vents act as channels for the magma coming from the chamber to the ground's surface. The different types of volcanoes have different structures and can have many side vents.Learn More
Three of the more famous volcanologists in history were David A. Johnston and husband and wife Maurice and Katia Krafft. The married couple dedicated their adult lives to documenting volcanic eruptions on film before being killed by a volcanic eruption in Japan, according to "Volcano World, a Department of Geosciences publication at the Oregon State University (OSU).Full Answer >
Most of the world's volcanoes are located around the edges of the Ring of Fire. Even though the Ring of Fire includes three continents, the volcanoes in Asia tend to be the most active.Full Answer >
It is not possible to prevent volcanoes from erupting. If people correctly predict a volcanic eruption, it is possible to keep the resulting damage to a relatively limited level.Full Answer >
Mount Fuji is an active volcano whose last eruption was in 1707. According to National Geographic, Mount Fuji has a symbolic, physical, spiritual and cultural importance to Japan. At 12,380 feet, Mount Fuji, which is located 62 miles from Tokyo, has the highest peak in Japan.Full Answer >