Acidic Lava

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  • Acidic lava (Andesitic and Rhyolitic)
    • Very thick, flows slowly at about 800oc
    • ANDESITIC Relatively high Si02 content (between 53 and 67%)
    • RHYOLITIC Relatively high Si02 content (above 68%)
    • Relatively high viscosity, flowing like wet concrete
    • Gas bubbles struggle to expand, leading to build up pressure and violent eruptions


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