A lateral blast, also known as a lateral eruption, is a volcanic eruption that occurs out of the side of a volcano instead of at its summit. An example of a lateral blast is the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. More »

According to the American Iron and Steel Institute, the purpose of a blast furnace is to produce enough heat to extract iron from raw ore. Iron ore, coke and limestone are placed into a blast furnace and then heated unti... More »

Players can play "Scrabble Blast" by using letter tiles that arrive at the board from every direction to create words and remove them from play. The basic "Scrabble Blast" game is available to be played in both Puzzle an... More »

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Side vents, also known as secondary vents, in a volcano allow some of the magma and gases to escape but are not the main vent where the eruption takes place. One of the volcano's most recognized characteristic is the cra... More »

Volcanic eruptions can affect the atmosphere and climate in the immediate vicinity of the volcano and also around the entire planet if the eruption is large enough. The main effect eruptions have on the weather near the ... More »

A super volcano is a volcano that has the potential of creating more than 1,000 cubic kilometers of ash, pumice, and lava during a single eruption. Super volcanoes erupt very rarely and may go hundreds of thousands of ye... More »

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According to the Oregon State University Department of Geosciences, a volcanic eruption may become violent if pressure builds up inside the volcano for any reason. An explosive eruption is much more dangerous than a stea... More »