Other natural climate variations include solar activity and volcanoes.
Russian roulette,” as Scarth observes, “is not a game that volcanoes usually lose.
volcanoes spewed lava and ash, ocean floors were thrust upward, sand and rock and shale settled into slurry.
Catastrophic noises resounded in the loft; volcanoes seemed to romp upon the stairway.
He saw her volcanoes, and the bright expanses that a gracious error has named seas.
In Hawaiian mythology, Pele was the goddess of volcanoes, and she and her numerous family formed a class of deities by themselves.
Far beyond the pyramid the volcanoes are seen in their lonely grandeur.
It looked like water, but it flowed like the rivers of lava that crept downward from the volcanoes.
Talking about Farquharson was second only to his delight in talking about volcanoes.
There are others, however, which occur in regions far removed from volcanoes.
1610s, from Italian vulcano "burning mountain," from Latin Vulcanus "Vulcan," Roman god of fire, also "fire, flames, volcano" (see Vulcan). The name was first applied to Mt. Etna by the Romans, who believed it was the forge of Vulcan.
A cone-shaped mountain or hill created by molten material that rises from the interior of the Earth to the surface.
Note: Volcanoes tend to occur along the edges of tectonic plates.
Note: Eruptions and lava flows associated with them can be very destructive. (See Mount Saint Helens and Mount Vesuvius.)