• Question: Is there ever going to be a volcano in the United Kingdom

    Asked by kaiden to Aimee, Gemma, Hussain, Robert, Ross on 18 Nov 2015.
    • Photo: Aimee Goodall

      Aimee Goodall answered on 18 Nov 2015:

      Brilliant question Kaiden! 🙂
      To answer this question I shall quickly go over why volcanoes are made, sorry to be a bore! 😛
      So the centre of the Earth is liquid iron, this cools at the surface and plates of land which make up the Earth we stand on.
      Where two edges meet they push together or pull apart. The plates which push together cause a lot of pressure and friction, this causes earthquakes and volcanoes.
      There are not two of these plates near the UK, but who knows maybe in a million years the plate we live on will crack and there will volcanoes in the UK as they push together!