Volcanic Bomb

Science / Geology / Volcanic Bomb: A projectile of hot magma or rock that is blown from the vent during a volcanic eruption. These solidify in flight and frequently form an elongated rock of streamlined shape.

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Bomb Noun Synonyms: bombshell, shell, explosive
Bomb Verb Synonyms: bombard, shell, batter, blow up
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Volcanic Cone

Science / Geology / Volcanic Cone: A cone-shaped hill or mountain composed of pyroclastic debris and/or lava which builds up around a volcanic vent during eruptions. MORE

Volcanic Breccia

Science / Geology / Volcanic Breccia: A rock made up of pyroclastic fragments that are at least 64 millimeters in diameter. MORE

Volcanic Bomb

Science / Geology / Volcanic Bomb: A projectile of hot magma or rock that is blown from the vent during a volcanic eruption. These solidify in flight and frequently form an elongated rock of streamlined shape. MORE

Volcanic Block

Science / Geology / Volcanic Block: A pyroclastic rock fragment ranging from about fist- to car-sized. MORE

Volcanic Dome

Science / Geology / Volcanic Dome: A steep-sided extrusion of very viscous lava that is squeezed from a volcanic vent without major eruption. These are frequently rhyolitic in composition and produce a rounded mound above the vent. MORE

Volcanic Ejecta Blanket

Science / Geology / Volcanic Ejecta Blanket: A collective term for all the pyroclastic rocks deposited around a volcano, especially by a volcanic explosion. MORE

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