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A volcano is a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava ... Erupting volcanoes can pose many hazards, not only in the immediate vicinity of the eruption. ...

What causes a volcano to erupt and how do scientists predict ...

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Nov 29, 1999 ... When a part of the earth's upper mantle or lower crust melts, magma forms. A volcano is essentially an opening or a vent through which this ...

Why are there volcanoes? Why do they erupt? | Volcano World ...

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Volcanoes erupt because of density and pressure. The lower density of the magma relative to the surrounding rocks causes it to rise (like air bubbles in syrup).

What causes a volcano erupt?

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A volcano begins as melted rock (magma) which rises from deep inside the earth toward the surface. As the gas-filled magma rises ...

What Causes A Volcanic Eruption? | IFLScience

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Jan 6, 2016 ... A team of volcanologists led by the University of Liverpool have released a perhaps controversial Nature study on the causes of volcanic ...

What Causes Volcanoes? Why do Volcanoes Erupt? - WorldAtlas.com

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May 13, 2015 ... In spring of 2015, they were featured in the news heavily, primarily in Chile, with two recently active sites of volcanic activity. Calbuco erupted ...

Volcanoes and volcanic eruptions - BBC

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Volcanoes form when magma reaches the Earth's surface, causing eruptions of lava and ash. They occur at destructive (compressional) and constructive ...

What causes Volcanoes? - Geoscience Australia

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Where plates move away from each other at spreading or divergent plate margins, volcanic eruptions are gentle extrusions of basaltic lava. Most of these occur ...

How Do Volcanoes Erupt? - Universe Today

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5 days ago ... Volcanic eruptions are driven by a combination of mechanisms, which include pressure and heat in the Earth's mantle, as well as tectonic ...

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Jun 19, 2014 ... Volcanoes form when magma from the earth's interior is able to make its way to the surface, via a vent. This is usually associated with plate ...
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Several factors trigger volcanic eruptions, including the buoyancy of magma, a build-up of pressure from the gases in the magma and an injection of new magma into a full magma chamber.
When a part of the earth's upper mantle or lower crust melts, magma forms. A volcano is essentially an opening or a vent through which this magma and the dissolved gases it contains are discharged.