childs drawing of the letter L


Lava is rock that is so hot that it melts and becomes a liquid. Lava is present only in isolated spots called volcanoes. We have no active volcanoes in southern California (see Volcano.)es, even modern buildings will be damaged. Thus, our worst modern earthquake killed only about 60 people (much less than 10% of the number murdered each year in Los Angeles) but did $20 billion in damage.