GVP Frequently Asked Questions

By Ed Venzke

Smithsonian Institution

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What is a volcano?
What is an eruption?
How many active volcanoes are there in the world?
What is the world's highest volcano?
How long does an eruption last?
Has volcanic activity been increasing?
Why doesn't the Smithsonian post hazard alert levels for all volcanoes?
How do scientists forecast volcanic eruptions?

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