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        Band of Volcanoes in the Pacific

        Notice the location of volcanoes on this map and observe the physical features of volcanoes in this gallery of images from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Volcanic eruptions on land and underwater shape and continue to reshape the surface of our planet. Observing the locations of volcanoes on Earth reveals a pattern.

        To view the Background Essay, Student Handout, and Teaching Tips for this media gallery, go to Support Materials below. This resource was developed through WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project, in collaboration with NASA. Click here for the full collection of resources.

        "Ring of Fire" Volcanoes Map

        This map shows that the Pacific Ocean is almost completely surrounded by a band of volcanoes, found along the western edges of North and South America as well as on islands and peninsulas along the eastern boundaries of Asia and Australia.

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        Volcanoes on Kamchatka Peninsula

        This NASA image shows a cluster of volcanoes that are part of a group of more than 300 volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula along the Pacific coast of Russia.

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        Mexico’s Popocatepétl and Iztaccíhuatl Volcanoes

        Observe a faint plume of smoke coming from the Popocatépetl Volcano and snow atop the Iztaccíhuatl Volcano in this photograph of an area southeast of Mexico City, Mexico, taken from space.

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        Mount St. Helens

        Observe this NASA image of the powerful explosion of hot rocks, gas, ash, and steam that blasted out of Mount St. Helens, triggered by an earthquake on May 18, 1980.

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        West Mata Underwater Volcano

        Observe an underwater volcanic explosion that occurred southwest of Samoa in the Pacific Ocean in 2012, seen in this image courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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