key words of an erupting volcano

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Rock plug
Cooled rock at the top of the vent. The next eruption may blow it out.
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Viscous
If the lava is viscous, it is thick and sticky.
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Lahar
Mudslide of melted snow and volcanic ash.
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Pyroclastic flow
Mass of hot ash, lava fragments and gases. Travels at high speeds.
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Crater
Bowl shaped formation at the top of a volcano
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Vent
Opening in earths crust where molten, ash and gases are ejected.
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If the lava is viscous, it is thick and sticky.

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Viscous

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Mudslide of melted snow and volcanic ash.

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Mass of hot ash, lava fragments and gases. Travels at high speeds.

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Bowl shaped formation at the top of a volcano

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