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Types of Lava
Lava is hot melted rock found when a volcano is erupting.
There are three main types of lava: basaltic, andesitic and Rhyolitic.

Basaltic Lava
Basaltic lavas originate largely from the upward movement of mantle material.
They are found at constructive plate margins.
They are most common along…

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Types of Lava Flow
There are three types of lava flows: A'a, Pahoehoe and Pillow.




A'a
A'a lava flows have a rough surface made up of broken blocks of lava.
It is much thicker lava and so very viscous.




Pahoehoe
Pahoehoe lava is usually the first kind of lava to…

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