What is a volcanic eruption?

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A volcanic eruption is a sudden blast of steam and volcanic material from a volcano. Any eruptions within a 168 hour period are considered single eruptions.
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Volcanoes can be found all over the world; some are dormant, some active and others extinct. The reason why these volcanoes exist or have existed is because molten rock, called magma
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The following are the Worst Most Destructive Volcanic Eruptions: Thira Island, Aegean Sea, 1640 BC. Mount Visuvius, Rome, August 24 in AD 79. Laki (Volcano) Iceland, June 1783. Tambora
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I believe from the research that I have done that the most explosive volcanic eruption was that of Mt Vesuvius in 79 A.D. It covered the city in up to 20 feet of volcanic ash, pumice
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run like crazy cause the lava is coming.
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When a volcano erupts, hot magma (molten rock), gases and volcanic ash are emitted. The explosiveness of the eruption depends on the consistency of the magma and the amount of pressure built up prior to eruption.
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