Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Canada's Volcanoes

Last weekend, a friend of mine was talking about Super Volcanoes (they're just what you think they are - big volcanoes that can superly mess things up). I decided to read up on them today which inevitably led me down a Wiki-hole to learn about volcanoes in Canada.


Did you know that there are over 200 potentially active volcanoes in Canada? 49 of which have erupted in the past 10,000 years! 10,000 years may seem like a long time, but in geologist-talk it's barely an instant.

The older I get, the more I enjoy learning about the world around me (and the more I realize I've lived in a bubble for 20-some-odd). Volcanoes are REAL! We live on a PLANET! Jersey Shore people DO EXIST! I never really thought Canada had volcanoes before...but it turns out volcanoes are the things that made Canada. Maybe everyone else knew this already (egg on my face!) but I'm pretty sure many didn't. The world is interesting.

2 comments:

  1. I live in Washington state so I'm surrounded by volcanoes. I moved here about four years ago from Southern California and I was insistent that I wanted to stay on the west coast and I figured volcanoes were probably just as bad as living in earthquake country. It's like choosing the lesser of two evils I guess. ;)
    Oh, you're on my Lose It friends list and I think I got your blog url from the forum (?).

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  2. 我的痛苦會停止,但求我的心能征服它。..............................

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