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strombolian

[sträm′bō·lē·ən]
(geology)
A type of volcanic eruption characterized by fire fountains of lava from a central crater.
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He said a strombolian eruption could bring lava flow to the southeastern side of the volcano, such as areas in Legazpi, Daraga and Sto.
A Strombolian eruption -- named after the highly volatile Stromboli in Italy, known since ancient times as `the lighthouse of the Mediterranean' -- blasts huge amounts of lava out.
Strombolian eruption is a relatively lowlevel volcanic eruption consisting of the ejection of incandescent cinder and lava bombs to altitudes of tens to hundreds of meters, he said.
A second method of producing gas slugs has been suggested for some Strombolian eruptions on Earth, in which gas bubbles form during convection in an otherwise stagnant body of magma beneath the surface and drift upward to accumulate into a layer of foam at the top of the magma body.