COPY: Volcanic Activity Classification Quiz

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Which of the following statements is true regarding the classification of volcanoes as active or inactive?

The historical timeline method considers a volcano active if it has erupted within the past 10,000 years.

What is the primary factor that determines the explosiveness of a volcanic eruption?

The silica content and viscosity of the magma.

Which of the following statements accurately describes the formation of volcanic belts?

Volcanic belts form along the boundaries of Earth's tectonic plates.

What is the term used to describe the molten material or rocks inside the Earth that are ejected during a volcanic eruption?

Lava

Which of the following statements accurately describes hot springs?

Hot springs are formed when groundwater heated by magma rises to the surface and collects in a natural pool.

What is the significance of detecting many small earthquakes near a volcano?

It means that the volcano is probably about to erupt.

Test your knowledge on the classification of volcanoes based on historical timeline, silica content, eruption records, and composite structures. Learn about volcanic belts, active vs inactive volcanoes, and different methods to determine the activity level of a volcano.

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