Fact of the Day Image June 9th

Volcanoes happen when magma from the Earth’s mantle (a layer under the crust or where we stand) seeps up onto the crust. Then, as the volcano keeps erupting, the magma cools and forms new land or a mountain. The majority of volcanoes happen when oceanic tectonic plates move and cause magma to seep up. In fact, the Ring of Fire has many volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean!