Volcanoes for many of the uninitiated seem to be something fantastic and inconceivably terrible. In order to get a better idea about these objects we quote the interesting facts about volcanoes.
Only volcanic stone floating on the water’s surface is volcanic pumice. It is characterized by grey color, this stone is riddled with hollow holes formed during the cooling of the stone. This process was accompanied by the release of gases that are formed holes.
volcanic pumice, Interesting facts about volcanoes
The eruption of huge volcanoes, supervolcanoes called, often cause dire consequences. It is fire and rain, shed for miles around the volcano itself, and global climate change caused by ingress of ash into the atmosphere. Fortunately, these volcanoes erupt on the average several times in 100,000 years. One of them, located on the territory of Yellowstone national Park, scientists say that, in all likelihood, ready for another eruption.
the eruption of a SUPERVOLCANO,
The largest of the observed eruptions is considered to be the activity of the volcano of Tambora on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa. The eruption killed 100,000 people. According to researchers in Indonesia is home to the largest number of historically active Continue reading
Sunny meadows and crystal clear lakes, picturesque rivers and snowy peaks on the horizon – tickets to Switzerland are starting to pay off already at the moment when the plane was landing, and the spirit rapidly captures the beauty of local nature. It quickly becomes clear that with the same ease of this small Western European country has managed to shock the visitors by the thoughtfulness of the urban environment, stunning architecture, good museums and is rich in culinary delights of the national cuisine. Tourists come here with a kind of idyllic picture in my mind that during the trip, only complemented by new shades of impressions, with absolutely no changes at all in fact: Switzerland is most similar to the fairy Kingdom, which Alps and the Jura mountains reliably protect from all the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
What to see and do in Switzerland
In this country, divided into Autonomous cantons with their own laws and Constitution, intertwine the best German, Italian and French national characteristics. A small area has not prevented the proud and freedom-loving Switzerland, skillfully using its advantageous Continue reading
Everyone wants to visit the unique lake of enchanting colours!
Amazing colors and charming water pumps entirely covering a two-kilometer coastline, Pink lake or lake Retba, is the way it is called in the language of the people Wolof, the largest ethnic group of Senegal.
This Senegalese lake boats are only used for salt production. What today is called the lake Retba was once a lagoon. But the Atlantic surf gradually Deposit a sand, and in the end duct that connected the lagoon and the ocean were covered. For a long time, Retba remained unremarkable salt lake.
But in the 70-ies of the last century, Senegal was hit by a series of droughts, the heavily shoaled Retba and salt production, a thick layer lying on the bottom, became quite profitable. Then the water in the lake got a pink hue due to the microorganisms capable of surviving in saturated salt solution. Besides them, the other organic life in Retba not – for algae, not to mention the fish, this concentration of salt is harmful. She’s here almost one and a half times higher than in the Dead sea – three hundred and eighty grams per liter!
Now people are working and standing shoulder-deep in water, to twenty years ago in Rose lake did not swim, and went – water was to the waist. But getting Continue reading