Volcanoes- Magnificently beautiful but menacing. The eruption of a volcano could invoke tsunami, disrupt peaceful habitats and injure or maybe even kill a large number of human and animal populations. Bubbling with a coarse, greasy, smelly and acidic texture, the molten rock that just erupted out of a volcano contains hot ash, lava and enormous health hazards that can cause lung problems to the elderly and children. Apart from the avalanche of mishaps that the people suffer from a volcano, it also has some benefits and benevolence here and there:
- NUTRIENTS TO THE SOIL
One of the good things a volcanic eruption does is adding nutrients to the surrounding soil. The hot ash that just erupted out carries minerals from inside the earth and its molten greasy state allows it to quickly disintegrate and mix with the soil. This highly enhances the fertility of the soil and creates a better vegetation.
- COOLING THE EARTH
One huge eruption and most of the heat the poor earth has been choking on is all vented out of its system. A volcano always cools the earth’s interiors once it has erupted.
- ORE DEPOSITS AND BUILDING MATERIALS
Volcanoes facilitate access to a large number of valuable minerals that could be mined. It may source many precious gems like diamonds and opals. Many building materials could be derived from the remains of the eruption. For example, volcanic ash produces water-resistant concrete. Basalt and diabese deposits from the volcano are used for road metal, nuclear reactors, and black granite.
Volcanoes can result in giving beautiful things to the Earth. They give way to new wonderful landscapes and create islands. This is of great use in this population brimming world. It could also transfigure into a sight-seeing place and contribute to the tourism sector. Hawaii itself emerged out of the sea, bolstered by volcanoes. Yellowstone National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and Crater Lake National Parks are all active examples.
A volcano could bring to the surface a lot of archeological treasures buried deep down the earth. The volcanic ash may contain valuable fossils of human and animals and provide evidence to ancient cultures such as Pompeii.
- SAFE HAVEN
Steep slopes of volcanoes that are difficult for human access make safe havens for rare species of plants and animals.
Pumice and volcanic ash are used in hand soaps and as abrasives to clean dirty sinks and kitchens. Perlites are used as aggregates in plaster and concrete. They provide recreation like skiing a