SCITECH EUROPA: Why some volcanic eruptions are more explosive

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Release date: 21/10/2019

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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.

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TitleWhy some volcanic eruptions are more explosive
Media name/outletSci Tech Europa
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited 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

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