Part II: Identifying Volcanoes

Tracking Earthquakes and Volcanoes using Google Earth

Part II: Identifying Volcanoes

Composite volcano

  • Name of volcano: San Pedro
  • Type of tectonic plate boundary oceanic-continental
  • Location: Atacama Desert, Chile (Northern) – Latitude: 21.88°S, Longitude: 68.40°W

Please click on the link below for greater detail from the Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program of this specific volcano.
http://www.volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=355070

Composite volcano

Shield volcano 

  • Name of volcano: Kilauea
  • Type of tectonic plate boundary: hot spot
  • Location: Hawaii and Pacific Ocean, Latitude: 19.421°N, Longitude: 155.287°W

Please click on the link below for greater detail from the Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program of this specific volcano.
http://www.volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=332010

hot spot

Cinder Cone volcano 

  • Name of volcano: Ardoukôba
  • Type of tectonic plate boundary: divergent
  • Location: Djibouti – Latitude: 11.58°N, Longitude: 42.47°E

Please click on the link below for greater detail from the Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program of this specific volcano.
http://www.volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=221126

Cinder cone volcano

Caldera volcano (submarine)

  • Name of volcano: Kuwae
  • Type of tectonic plate boundary: ocean-ocean
  • Location: Vanuatu (SW Pacific) – Latitude: 16.829°S, Longitude: 168.536°E

Please click on the link below for greater detail from the Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program of this specific volcano.
http://www.volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=257070

Caldera volcano

Kuwae caldera

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