How Does a Volcano Erupt?


A volcano can erupt when the magma chamber has a pressure build up. When the pressure builds up to a certain point, the magma will be pushed up through the volcano and it's various tubes. You can find more information here:
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How Does a Volcano Erupt?
Pressure and high temperatures beneath the earth's crust causes rocks to melt down. Melted rock turns into a liquid form known as magma, and this magma is constantly trying to force itself to the surface because it is less dense than the rock that lies... More »
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The magma builds up pressure under the crust, it then rises to the surface to release the pressure and evetually overflows over the top.
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