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Strombolian

(strɒmˈbəʊlɪən)
adj
(Geological Science) relating to or denoting a type of volcanic eruption characterized by repeated fountaining or jetting of fluid lava into the air
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By contrast, Etna is an example of a Strombolian eruption (named after Stromboli, another Italian volcano), whereby massive clots of molten lava explode from the summit crater to form fiery luminous arcs through the sky.
3) with slightly observable periclinal stratification as a remnant of superficial facies of a scoria cone produced by a Strombolian eruption (e.
By sensing an atmospheric eruption, the 239 told us that a strombolian eruption was on the way.
The characteristics that Mayon is showing are [those] of a vulcanian eruption, or maybe even a strombolian eruption," Director Renato Solidum of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) told reporters on Monday.
The initial phreatic phase was followed by a dominantly strombolian eruption (set II) which produced relatively homogeneous and monotonous, very coarse grained, well-sorted, highly vesicular scoria lapilli and bomb deposits of high-K basaltic andesite composition.