What are volcanoes and how are they formed?

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dramatic volcanic eruptions happen

all around the world humans are left in


fear and awe of these fiery powerful and

highly dangerous events

today there are over 600 active

volcanoes on earth

with at least 50 eruptions occurring

each year

but did you know there are many other

volcanoes out there that are

extinct or dormant

what is going on under the surface to

cause such a destructive event

to answer this question we must first

understand what a volcano is


a volcano is essentially a rupture in

the earth's crust

the earth's rocky outermost layer that

lies on top of its hotter

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