• Question: do you think in the future all volcanos will be dorment?

    Asked by dinkydeanna to James on 20 Nov 2013.
    • Photo: James Hickey

      James Hickey answered on 20 Nov 2013:

      Hey dinkydeanna,

      No, there will always be new active volcanoes forming, e.g. at the hotspot in Hawaii or at mid ocean ridges. There will also always be volcanoes that can go extinct. But of these ‘extinct’ volcanoes, perhaps it will be better to consider them as dormant so people don’t get too comfortable around them.