If we go into detail, we define several types of volcanoes according to the type of activity and the power of the eruptions. For this purpose, scientists created a scale: Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI)
The place of an eruption on this scale depends on the volume of the eruption and the height reached by the volcanic projections.
(Fortunately) the most explosive eruptions are the least frequent… For example a VEI 5 eruption, such as the one responsible for the destruction of Pompeii, on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, only occurs statistically every few hundred years.
Therefore we define Hawaiian, Strombolian, Vulcanian, Plinian and Ultra-Plinian eruptions.You find it difficult to comprehend how high lava fountains or ash plumes get?
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