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Back then, rising, volatile-rich magma caused a more violent explosion than molten rock alone would have experienced, suggesting that Mercury’s interior wasn’t as dry as once thought.
Volcanic eruptions are inherently noisy – explosions of smoke, ash and magma shake the ground and create loud bangs and rumbles that reverberate for miles.
According to a research paper published in Nature this week, scientists Peter Nelson and Stephen Grand believe the magma may stretch as far as Mexico.
Volcanoes are extremely hard to predict as the magma is constantly changing, says Krippner.
In this case, it was discovered in a carry-on bag by an officer in Newark, not pulled from the magma by a prince in a mountain cave on the planet #Krull.
These ridges are plate-tectonic rifts where magma rises to create oceanic rock that the seafloor on either side pulls away like twin conveyor belts.
In that eruption, the north face of Mount St. Helens sloughed off as result of an earthquake, creating a fast-moving landslide that exposed the magma that had been resting inside the mountain.
The mid-ocean ridges erupt large volumes of magma, while the Deccan Traps eruptions flood lava across much of the Indian subcontinent.
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: hot liquid rock below the surface of the Earth
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