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For a small country, Iceland sure do have a lot of volcanoes! Even though it is only about the same size as the State of kentucky, Iceland is home to more then 100 volcanoes. One of those volcanoes Mount Hekla has erupt more than 20 times since Iceland were settled. Volcanoes in Iceland can cause other problems since many of Icelands volcanoes are covered with ice and snow, eruptions can cause flooding!

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For a small country, Iceland sure does have or has a lot of volcanoes! Even though it is only about the same size as the state of Kentucky, Iceland is home to more than 100 volcanoes. One of those volcanoes, Mount Hekla, has erupted more than 20 times since Iceland was settled. Volcanoes in Iceland can cause other problems. Since many of Iceland's volcanoes are covered with ice and snow, eruptions can cause flooding!


Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
Copyright © 2004 Education World

08/06/2004
 

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