Volcanic eruptions can be vastly different depending on the type and size of the volcano.  Some common elements that may be present in eruptions are:

  • Ash
  • Gases
  • Seismic Activity
  • Lava

All of these components can cause damage to vast areas near the volcano. Ready.gov provides instructions for Volcano preparedness and evacuation.  There are also tips to survive during an eruption.

Volcanic Impacts and Recovery

Preparing Livestock

The University of Hawaii has information available regarding agricultural response to Volcanic Activity, as well as Farm Service Agency Programs and additional resources.  For detail information, check here.