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What is a rift valley?
a) A steep sided volcano with a broad appearance b) A valley with sides that slope sharply down to a river c) A large volcano with gentle slopes d) A steep sided valley formed by plate movement
What is a strato-volcano?
a) A volcano from a chain of mountains that run through several oceans b) A large, steep sided volcano formed by layers of solidified lava c) A large volcano with gentle slopes d) A land slide of hot ash, rocks and gases
When did the devastating eruption of the LEDC: Sichuan, China occur?
a) 12 May 2008 b) 9 June 2006 c) 23 May 2007 d) 12 June 2008
A huge hollow in the Earth\'s surface as a result of a collapse of volcano... what is this?
a) Tephra b) subduction zone c) subglacial lake d) Caldera
What is a tephra?
a) All the fragments that are thrown from a volcano during an eruption b) A synonym for earthquake aftershocks c) A large volcano with steep sides d) A process or feature that occurs under an ice sheet or glacier
What is an island arc?
a) An island group formed by an earthquake b) A group of islands formed by the eruption of volcanoes c) A group of islands formed by pyroclastic flow d) A geographical term for Iceland
Lahars are flows of volcanic ash and water or a mudslide. What are they caused?
a) When a strato volcano collapses b) When rainwater mixes with loose volcanic ash c) When a volcano erupts too quickly d) When a pyroclastic flow loses control
What is a pyroclastic flow?
a) A landslide of hot ash, rocks and gases from a violent volcanic eruption b) When an earthquake causes magma to seep through plate boundaries c) When rainwater mixes with loose volcanic ash d) A flow of water froma river that burst its banks
What does the Icelandic work \'jokulhaup\' mean?
a) Magnitude b) The violent eurption of a volcano c) The word on warning signs d) Glacial outburst (causing a flood)
Which of these is an Icelandic earthquake?
a) Jokullhaup b) Heklablinken c) Grimsvotn d) Hullstort
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