Colorado State University Global Campus Mount Saint Helens Volcano Paper

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I’m studying for my Geology class and don’t understand how to answer this. Can you help me study?

Choose an active volcano from somewhere on Earth, from this online list (Links to an external site.). In a well-crafted essay, cover all of the questions below. (Tip: Investigate your volcano online a bit before committing to it for this assignment; make sure there is sufficient information available about it, in English, for you to be able to meet the paper length requirement.)

  • What is the name of your volcano? How did it get that name?
  • Where on Earth is it located? (If possible, include a map.)
  • What kind of volcano is it?
  • How old is it? (if known)
  • What is its tectonic setting? Is it near a plate boundary? If so, which boundary, and how are the plates moving relative to each other?
  • When have its major eruptions taken place? What happened during those eruptions?
  • What kinds of rock has the volcano produced?
  • What is the likelihood this volcano will erupt again in our lifetimes? How dangerous might these future eruptions be?
  • Include at least one photograph of your volcano. Be sure to use APA format to document its source.
  • Share any other fascinating facts you have learned about your volcano.

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

  • 2-3 pages in length (not counting title page, reference page, and visuals)
  • 3-4 credible outside sources

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Mount Saint Helens Volcano
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Mount Saint Helens Volcano
The name of the Volcano
Mount St. Helens is the Volcano under analysis. The indigenous people of Cowlitz refer
to it as Lawetlat' la while those of Louwala-Clough or Loowit to the Klickitat people. Captain
George Vancouver from the British royal navy who was an explorer and a seafarer gave the
Volcano its modern name; Mount St. Helens. The name was in the honor of Alleyne Fitzherbert,
a countryman and was known as 'Baron St Helens' ("FOLKLORE AND HISTORY OF MOUNT
ST. HELENS," 2019).
The Volcano's location in the World Map
The mountain is situated in Skamania County in Washington, Pacific. It is towards the
Northwest region of the US. It is eighty kilometres South ...

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