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Lecture 9

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Department
Earth Sciences
Course
EARTHSC 2GG3
Professor
Sergei Basik
Semester
Fall

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VOLCANOS TECTONIC ENVIRONMENTS ERUPTIONS AND PRODUCTSVolcanoes General InformationMagma and lava are the same Violence of volcanic eruption depends on o Viscosity thickness o Volatiles quantity of water vaporvolcanic gasses it contains o Volume type and amount of magmaOrangered colour means it is very hotMagma that contains little water erupts quietlyMagma that contains large amounts of water are more likely to explode dangerously Water expands and causes steamMost of volcanoes in Ring of Fire have high volatiles Tectonic Environment of VolcanoesMost volcanoes are located on plate boundariesExceptions to this are hotspotsEx Canary Isla
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