What are the types of volcanic eruptions?

1 Answer
Mar 10, 2018

See below.


Hydrothermal: This eruption is driven by the heat in the hyrdrothermal systems and pulverize surrounding rocks

Phreatic: Driven by the heat from magma interacting with water.

Phreatomagmatic: Caused from the interaction of new magma or lava and water; is very explosive.

Strombolian/Hawaiian: Least violent; Caused by movement of tectonic plates.

Vulcanian: Small to moderate, caused by the movement of tectonic plates.

Subplinian/Plinian: Very destructive, not very common. Caused by movement of tectonic plates.

Hope it helped (:

Sources: https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/Learning/Science-Topics/Volcanoes/Types-of-Volcanoes-Eruptions