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Glossary of Volcano Terms

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Active volcano
A volcano that still erupts from time to time
Extinct volcano
A volcano that will not erupt again
Crater
The funnel-shaped hole at the top of a volcano
Dormant volcano
A volcano which is not erupting, but might in the future
Conduit
A passage through which magma flows in a volcano
Tectonic plate
One of the huge pieces of rock that make up the Earth's crust
Vulcanologist
A scientist who studies volcanoes
Lava
Magma from inside the Earth that has erupted on the Earth's surface
Vent
The opening in a volcano through which lava, gases, ashes and cinders erupt
Magma
Molten (liquid) rock inside the Earth
Magma chamber
An area deep within the Earth's crust that contains magma
Ash
The powder that is left behind after something has been burned

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