Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fissure vent

We just learned about the type of volcano called a Shield Volcano.

Sometimes lava erupts right out of the ground, not from a large volcano.

When it comes up from a big crack in the ground it is called a Fissure Vent.
fissure vent
(from: wikipedia - fissure vent)

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