Volcanoes by LorinBurte

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OrientalWiz
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Runner(s)-Up:

SokolM


Quiz Description

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Questions:

This should be an easier volcano quiz. We'll start with a famous movie reference. In reality, in what fundamental direction from Java must one go to get to Krakatoa?

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west

At the ranger station at Haleakala National Park, many letters have been posted where people bemoan the curse they have befallen since vandalizing anything from the park. Whose curse?

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Pele

The 1991 eruption of this Luzon volcano, the second largest volcano eruption of the 20th century, resulted in the closing of Clark Air Force Base.

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Mt. Pinatubo

According to the Smithsonian World Volcanism Database, which country contains the largest number of active volcanoes, defined as erupting during the Holocene period (approx. the last 10,000 years).

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United States

The Smithsonian and other databases list what country as having the most people currently at risk from volcano eruption?

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Indonesia

An old mainstay of elementary school science classes was the film of the creation of this volcano, which erupted in a Mexican cornfield in 1943 and by 1952 was 424 meters over the previous valley floor. No one was killed in the eruption itself, but three people were killed when they were struck by lightning generated by the pyroclastic phenomena.

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Mt. Paricutin

Until Mt. St. Helens blew in 1980, this volcano was the only one to erupt in the 20th century in the 48 contiguous United States. It can be found in a national park named for it.

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Lassen Peak

This volcano, last erupted in 550 CE, is the tallest mountain on earth as measured from the center of the earth. It is also the point on Earth closest to the moon. That equatorial bulge.

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Mt Chimborazo

The largest volcanic eruption in recorded history occurred in 1815 in the Lesser Sunda Islands. It resulted in 1816 being called 'the year without a summer' due to atmospheric effects including snow in New England that June. Name the volcano.

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Mt .Tambora

Another great watch in school was the film of a creation of this new island in the Atlantic over the period 1963-67, due to an eruption in the Vestmannaeyjar archilpelago off the southern coast of Iceland.

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Surtsey

This island is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history, 3,600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic ash and may have led to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on Crete to the south. Another theory holds that the eruption is the source of the Atlantis legend.

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Santorini (Thera also acceptable).

Italy contains three active volcanoes; Etna, Vesuvius and this currently erupting volcano in the Aeolian Islands. It is pictured on a standardized box used at small pizzerias.

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Stromboli

The volcano Novarupta is mountain created in 1912 in the largest eruption of the 20th century. Literally "New Eruption", it exploded from the shoulder of what Alaskan mountain, for which a national park is named.

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Katmai

The Novarupta explosion resulted in numerous fumaroles that persisted for many years after the event, leading to this eerily named lowland. I first learned of this feature when the Justice League battled arch criminal Xotar from the year 11,960 in this location

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The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

And, what's a volcano worth if you can't have a secret lair in one. Who had a secret lair in a hollowed out volcano in the islands south of Japan?

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Ernst Stavro Blofeld