Earth Science | Magazine Articles | VOL. 11, ISSUE 69, November-December 2011 |

Molten Earth

A volcano, by definition, is any conical or dome shaped structure which is formed as a result of magma escaping to the surface of the Earth through a vent. Volcanoes, ranging from flat shield shaped to tall and steep ones, have played a key role in forming and modifying the planet upon which we live. More than 80 per cent of the Earth’s surface is of volcanic origin which supplied the ingredients vital to evolve and sustain life. Countless volcanic...

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