Volcanic crater

  • craters on mount cameroon
    the volcanic crater of a tangkuban parahu mount, bandung, indonesia

    a volcanic crater is an approximately circular depression in the ground caused by volcanic activity.[1] it is typically a bowl-shaped feature within which occurs a vent or vents. during volcanic eruptions, molten magma and volcanic gases rise from an underground magma chamber, through a tube-shaped conduit, until they reach the crater's vent, from where the gases escape into the atmosphere and the magma is erupted as lava. a volcanic crater can be of large dimensions, and sometimes of great depth. during certain types of explosive eruptions, a volcano's magma chamber may empty enough for an area above it to subside, forming a type of larger depression known as a caldera.

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Craters on Mount Cameroon
The volcanic crater of a Tangkuban Parahu mount, Bandung, Indonesia

A volcanic crater is an approximately circular depression in the ground caused by volcanic activity.[1] It is typically a bowl-shaped feature within which occurs a vent or vents. During volcanic eruptions, molten magma and volcanic gases rise from an underground magma chamber, through a tube-shaped conduit, until they reach the crater's vent, from where the gases escape into the atmosphere and the magma is erupted as lava. A volcanic crater can be of large dimensions, and sometimes of great depth. During certain types of explosive eruptions, a volcano's magma chamber may empty enough for an area above it to subside, forming a type of larger depression known as a caldera.

Other Languages
العربية: فوهة بركانية
azərbaycanca: Vulkan krateri
беларуская: Вулканічны кратар
Deutsch: Vulkankrater
eesti: Kraater
Esperanto: Vulkana kratero
euskara: Krater
한국어: 화구
Ido: Kratero
Bahasa Indonesia: Kepundan
íslenska: Eldgígur
עברית: לוע הר געש
Kreyòl ayisyen: Chemine
Кыргызча: Кратер
lietuvių: Krateris
македонски: Вулкански кратер
Bahasa Melayu: Kawah gunung berapi
Nederlands: Vulkaankrater
日本語: 火口
Plattdüütsch: Vulkankrater
português: Cratera vulcânica
română: Crater vulcanic
Runa Simi: Nina urqu luq'u
Simple English: Volcanic crater
slovenčina: Sopečný kráter
slovenščina: Vulkanski krater
српски / srpski: Вулкански кратер
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Vulkanski krater
svenska: Vulkankrater
татарча/tatarça: Кратер
Tiếng Việt: Miệng núi lửa
中文: 火山口