SCITECH EUROPA: Why some volcanic eruptions are more explosive

  • Fabio Arzilli

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A new paper from scientists at The University of Manchester has discovered why some volcanic eruptions are more explosive than others.

Basaltic eruptions are the most common form of volcanic eruption, and for the most part, they involve relatively tame magma activity. Occasionally, however, the magma activity results in highly explosive and hazardous eruptions. The latter are known as Plinian eruptions, after the Ancient Roman writer who described the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79AD.

Period21 Oct 2019

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  • TitleWhy some volcanic eruptions are more explosive
    Media name/outletSci Tech Europa
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date21/10/19
    DescriptionA new paper from scientists at The University of Manchester has discovered why some volcanic eruptions are more explosive than others.

    Basaltic eruptions are the most common form of volcanic eruption, and for the most part, they involve relatively tame magma activity. Occasionally, however, the magma activity results in highly explosive and hazardous eruptions. The latter are known as Plinian eruptions, after the Ancient Roman writer who described the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79AD.
    URLhttps://www.scitecheuropa.eu/why-some-volcanic-eruptions-are-more-explosive/97854/
    PersonsFabio Arzilli

Keywords

  • vulcanology