Vulcanian eruption


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Related to Vulcanian eruption: Plinian eruption, Vesuvian eruption, Strombolian eruption

Vulcanian eruption

[¦vəl¦kā·nē·ən i′rəp·shən]
(geology)
A volcanic eruption characterized by periodic explosive events. Also known as paroxysmal eruption; Plinian eruption; Vesuvian eruption.