Vulcanian eruption

erupción vulcaniana

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  • vulcanian — adjective Date: 1602 1. capitalized of or relating to Vulcan or to working in metals (as iron) 2. of or relating to a volcanic eruption in which highly viscous or solid lava is blown into fragments and dust …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vulcanian — ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY GLOSSARY A type of eruption consisting of the explosive ejection of incandescent fragments of new viscous lava, usually on the form of blocks …   Glossary of volcanic terms

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