Eruption Styles of Volcanoes?

Answer The explosive power of a volcanic eruption can manifest itself in many different ways. Volcanoes around the world exhibit a variety of different eruption styles. The different types of eruptions ea... Read More »

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Does Mauna Loa have a quiet eruption or explosive eruption?

The Mauna Loa volcano on the big island of Hawaii has quiet eruptions. Whether a volcano has quiet or explosive eruptions depends on the level of gas in the magma. Explosive eruptions have high lev... Read More »

Differences Between Mud Volcanoes & Phreatomagmatic Volcanoes?

The mountainous structure of a volcano is responsible for unleashing massive amounts of energy, lava and ash during an eruption. Mud and phreatomagmatic are words that best describe a type of erupt... Read More »

When was the last eruption of Mt. Vesuvius?

Mount Vesuvius last erupted in 1944. It erupted violently on several occasions between 1631 and 1944. This volcano's most famous eruption occurred in 79 AD when it destroyed the cities of Pompeii a... Read More »

What Causes a Volcanic Eruption?

Volcanoes come in a variety of different shapes and forms. Traditionally volcanoes are thought of as conical mountains with an opening at the top that spews out lava and ash when it erupts. However... Read More »