What is a volcano?


A volcano is a mountain or hill that is typically conical and has a crater or vent through which lava, hot vapour, gas and rock fragments are or have been erupted from the earth's crust. The term may also refer to an intense suppressed emotion or situation that is liable to burst out suddenly.
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The Taal Volcano is located in the Philippines on the island of Luzon. The Philippines are located near Malaysia and the volcano is only a short distance from the capital, Manila.
A volcano is an opening in the crust of the Earth through which molten rock and gases from the interior of the Earth reach the surface. The definition of volcano can include the mountain
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I'm obviously biased, so this is my favourite, of course: Santorini. the volcanic caldera, in the Cyclades, Greece. To feel how majestic it is, you have to sail inside it and watch
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Volcanos are openings on the Earth's surface where molten rock, debris and gasses are emitted from the Earth's interior.
A volcano is a vent or 'chimney' that joins molten rock (magma) to the earth's surface. Magma erupting from a volcano is known as lava. An active volcano erupts lava, releases gas or shows seismic activity. It is dormant if it hasn't erupted for an extended period of time but could again one day. An extinct volcano will certainly not erupt again.
A volcano is when there are openings in the earth's surface. There is magma and gases that may escape from the openings due to pressure in the mantle.
Generally, when one hears the word - volcano, the visual that comes to mind is hot lava spewing from and over the top of a mountain...this is only one type of volcano. A volcano is when hot magma, ashes and gases which are below the surface escape through a crack or opening in the earth. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volcano
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