Volcano Facts – Amazing Facts About Volcanoes

Volcano facts for kids

Lo, a Jupiter moon, experiences the most volcanic activity in the entire solar system.

Volcanic gas consists of water vapor, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen sulfide and hydrogen fluoride.

A volcanic eruption can send ash as high as over 30 km or 17 miles into the air.

Pumice, a unique volcanic rock that can float in water. It used as an abrasive and as a beauty product to remove dry skin.

There are over 80 volcanoes under the ocean.

Volcanoes are like safety valves that release the pressure that builds up inside the Earth.

Volcanoes can grow quickly.

The Vesuvius volcano buried the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum killing nearly 16,000 people in AD 79.

The most distant point from the center of the Earth is volcano Chimborazo in Ecuador.

The biggest volcanic eruption was the explosion of the Mount Tambora, Indonesia, in 1815.