Running Head: INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY:
Introduction to geology
Volcanism is a planetary geological process that causes that causes both transient and
spatial effects on earth. Its nature consequentially develops a realistic appreciation towards
scientific and phonological understanding. Volcanic eruptions have significant life changing,
both positive and negative, on the environment and people living in active areas. They are
triggered by a set of chemical and physical processes which lead to disruption of climate and
altercation of weather patterns which leads to both human and animal suffering (Squire, 2016)
Volcanic activities result in influxes and other earth formation processes creating not only
long-lasting but also permanent effects on the surface of the earth. These impacts include
destruction and/or formation of landscapes and sceneries, formation of landslides as well as
lahars and rock falls. Furthermore, in insecure ground conditions, some volcanic activities lead to
earthquakes. The flow of lava, triggered by earthquakes, causes fires which leads to loss of lives.
Cluster and subsequent single mountain explosions also result to earth’s geological unrest which
is characterized by flaring up of silicic material. These explosions have great impacts on the
ecological stability because of the disruptions of the tectonic settings that cause global warming.
Solid earth science shows how volcanic eruptions damage the environment causing landslides,
tsunamis, earthquakes, ground displacement and depletion of the ozone layer (Rene, 2017)
Volcanoes are vents on the earth’s crust with molten rock and gas which erupts in viscous
fluid or outburst in rock fragments into the atmosphere that causes changes in stratus
composition. A narrowed down research on an estimated data on a billion years shows how
changes in tectonic plates ultimately defines the existence of the earth’s crust through volcanic
eruptions (Baxter, 2015). A close correlation can also be drawn from a geometrical st...