What is inside the volcano?

The magma chamber: This is the area with massive collection of magma below the earth’s crust from which magma flows out.

Crater: After an eruption, the tip or top of the volcano tends to get blown off, leaving a small depression at the top of it.

Main vent: This is the main exit point (opening or outlet) in a weak zone where molten magma is released to the surface.

Secondary vents: These are other smaller vents or opening through which ash and gases and lava escape.

Ashes, clouds and cinders: As the eruption continues, ashes and gases are discharged into the air, which is carried further by wind action.

Layers of ash and lava: The walls of a volcano are usually made up of solidified layers of lava and dust.


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