explosion crater

explosion crater

[ik′splō·zhən ‚krād·ər]
(geology)
A volcanic crater formed by explosion and commonly developed along rift zones on the flanks of large volcanoes.
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According to preliminary reports, the diameter of explosion crater is more than 10 meters.Ambulance cars are at the explosion scene.The explosion happened at around 8.50 am at the northern entrance to the Sports Palace, where the April 7 trial was to start at 10.00 am.
Here, visitors can walk to the explosion crater Viti (Hell) at the rim of Lake Oskjuvatn and bathe in the small, milky and warm geothermal waters.
A film crew spent most of the weekend transforming the area outside Wales Millennium Centre into a huge explosion crater.
ABSTRACT: The eruption of the Laguna Hule explosion crater formed the depression now occupied by Laguna Hule (10[degrees]17'50" N, 84[degrees]12'43") and two other lakes, and apparently deposited volcanic tephra in nearby Laguna Maria Aguilar (10[degrees]18'09" N, 84[degrees]11'24").
In this paper I describe evidence from lake sediment cores that complements and extends existing radiocarbon evidence for the age of the Hule explosion crater, and provides the first estimates on the timing of subsequent tephra eruptions recorded in the Laguna Hule lake sediments.
The sediments from this lake also provide information about the eruptive history of the Hule explosion crater.
New springs continue to pop up in the explosion crater Viti (Hell), Iceland's youngest volcano region.
The northern part of the lake hosts the largest known hydrothermal explosion craters in the world.
I was interested to read William Sheehan's August S&T article on how explosion craters helped reveal lunar craters' origin (p.
We interpret the closed depressions on the floors of the Espenberg maars as small explosion craters, as they are similar in size to typical, small hydromagmatic craters observed elsewhere.
These pits are probably explosion craters formed by the rapid escape of gas.
Why, I wonder, does Atlas have a volcanic manifestation of rilles and explosion craters, whereas nearby Hercules simply has a lava-covered floor?