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What is a volcano?
Where are volcanoes located?
What is the Ring of Fire?
What are active, dormant and extinct volcanoes?
What are the main features of a volcano?
What are the different types of volcano?
What are lahars and pyroclastic flows?
What is a supervolcano?
Why do people live close to volcanoes?
Can the risks of volcanic eruptions be reduced?
The 1980 eruption of Mount St Helens
The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo
The 2000 eruption of Popocatepetl
The 2010 eruption of Mount Merapi
The 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallojokull
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