How Do Stratovolcanoes Erupt?


Stratovolcanoes sometimes known as the composite volcanoes that are the most deadly and they erupt due to high explosives mostly associated with deadly pyroclastic flows composed of hot volcanic fragments and toxic gases when water lowers the melting point of magma allowing the water to dissolve in the magma which then mixes with the gases causing an eruption.
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Andesite is an igneous rock composed of dark silicate minerals and feldspar. The magma of stratovolcanoes has an andesitic composition. This type, also called an intermediate composition
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Stratovolcanoes erupt infrequently,with typical repose intervals of
A stratovolcano is the most powerful type of volcano. Typically you may notice gas emissions of SiO2 (sulfur dioxide) which kill a lot of small animals, surrounding springs may heat
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