What is tephra?


Tephra is fragmental material comprised of rock fragments and particles produced as a result of a volcanic eruption. The name tephra is used in reference to all the material despite its composition, fragment size or emplacement mechanism.
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Tephra is an unconsolidated sediment that air falls when a Volcano erupts. Large boulders may expell, but mainly Tephra is the fine ash that's produced from a volcanic eruption. Also
Tephra is air-fall material produced by a volcanic eruption regardless of composition or fragment
clastic volcanic material, as scoria, dust, etc. ejected during an eruption.
(tĕf'rə) n. Solid matter that is ejected into the air by an erupting volcano. [Greek tephrā, ash.]
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clastic volcanic material, as scoria, dust, etc., ejected during an eruption.
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Tephra is formed during a volcanic eruption from magma expelled into the air. This material cools and solidifies before reaching the ground. Tephra is also known as pyroclasts and can be so light it can travel around the globe carried by the wind.
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