• Question: why is there a volcano pleace tell me why ????

    Asked by lionalmessi to Anil, Blanka, Cees, Emma, Mike on 2 Jul 2012. This question was also asked by issi2001, jacob983.
    • Photo: Blanka Sengerova

      Blanka Sengerova answered on 2 Jul 2012:

      A volcano is basically a connection to the inside of the earth, where the rocks are molten. The reason a volcano forms is because there is a pressure build up, often due to the sliding of tectonic plates (they’re basically the bits of earth surface that make up the top layer and bump into each other), which needs to be released. But I am not a geologist, so would prefer to leave the details to Cees.

    • Photo: Emma Trantham

      Emma Trantham answered on 4 Jul 2012:

      I’m afraid I only know as much as Blanka…