What is a volcanic eruption?


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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A volcanic eruption is when the magma within a volcano reaches the top of the volcano and 'explodes' from the volcano, causing to to flow over it, usually into the surrounding towns
Hawaiian Eruptions create rivers of lava before they cool. Hawaiian Eruptions throw lava into the air from a vent or vents on the top or side of the volcano, and often create rivers
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
Discharging of fumes, dust and lava from volcanoes. They have damaging potential in addition to those of being physically overpowering by the lava flow or the ash or dust fallout.
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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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