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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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
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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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Major volcanic eruptions throw a large amount of ash into the atmosphere. The ash slowly descends back to Earth and collects on the roofs of buildings. The threat of a roof collapse
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Beneficial Effects - it often leads to creation of new land. Harmful Effects - hot molten lava, pyroplastic smoke. Can kill anything below it with ease.
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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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