Vulcanian eruption


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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.
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4 million to assist those displaced by the volcano's impending magmatic or vulcanian eruption.
The characteristics that Mayon is showing are [those] of a vulcanian eruption, or maybe even a strombolian eruption," Director Renato Solidum of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) told reporters on Monday.
A vulcanian eruption is characterized by strong explosions, multiple pyroclastic flows or a fastmoving mix of hot gas and rocks, and lava cascading down the volcano slopes.