Plinian eruption

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Noun1.Plinian eruption - a volcanic eruption in which a stream of gas and ash is violently ejected to a height of several miles
eruption, volcanic eruption - the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material
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The 2 ka eruption of Misti Volcano, southern Peru--the most recent Plinian eruption of Arequipa's iconic volcano.
Popocatepetl's last severe fit was 1,700 years ago, when it underwent another Plinian eruption.
By analyzing the geological layers of past eruptions, the scientists have concluded that Popocatepetl either emits river-like floods of ash or undergoes a Plinian eruption every 1,650 years.