Volcanoes are all around the earth especially around and in the Pacific Ocean called the “ring of fire”. Volcanoes can either be active, dormant or extinct. The dormant ones can be the most dangerous because usually the eruption is tremendous. This is because of the buildup of magma which needs to escape to the surface where it becomes lava.
Mount St. Helens which erupted on May 18, 1980 showed us how dangerous volcanoes are. When Mount St. Helens erupted, it melted snow on the mountain. and when the melted snow mixed with volcanic debris, it formed huge and destructive mud flows. The mud flows reached speeds of 90 miles per hour, picking up sediment and rock, devastating 150 square miles of forest. These mud flows laid down enormous amounts of sediment, resulting in a sediment pile up to 600 feet thick in places. Spirit Lake became filled with logs from the forest that was blown down by the volcanic blast. Mount St. Helens literally blew its top off. On March 19, 1982, it erupted again but not like the first eruption.
The Hawaiian volcanoes on the other hand are active and so far have not exploded but have erupted lava down the mountain towards the sea. These volcanoes are spectacular to say the least. The main island of Hawaii has the most active volcano in the world.
In the continental United States of America there is no volcanoes on the east coast but on the west coast there are. Very interesting! The west coast has quite a few volcanoes. Here is a few of them. Mount Lassen, Mount Shasta, Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier. Some of the volcanoes are over 14,000 feet high such as Mount Shasta in northern California and Mount Rainier in Washington near Seattle.
Possibly these volcanoes formed after the worldwide flood of Genesis 6-8. The east coast rose while the west coast dropped. This shifting of the earth created these volcanoes. Just look at Yellowstone National Park with its geysers. Scientists say Yellowstone National Park sits on top of a volcanic caldera. Also look at the landscape in the West. It shows a lot of upheaval. The magma is closer to the surface in the West than the East. The global flood,could be a good explanation. Also we know the west coast has more earth quakes than the east coast. Volcanic activity goes hand in hand with earthquake activity’
Getting back to Mount St. Helens. Does this volcano make you think of the Genesis flood? It should, because of the canyons that were formed after its eruptions. One of these canyons is now called “Little Grand Canyon”, and is 1/40 scale of the real one in Arizona. This new canyon even has side canyons, which look essentially the same as those seen elsewhere. Volcanoes are truly mountains of fire.