On the volcano Kopaue in Chile, there was a phreatic explosion

Kopaue – a volcano on the border of Chile and Argentina. Height above sea level is 2997 m. The volcano is located in the south of Chile on the border with the Argentine province of Neuquén. There are nine volcanic craters extending for a distance of 2 km ..

A phreatic explosion is an event in which a hot magma comes in contact with a lot of ice or water. At the same time, lightning evaporation occurs, leading to a thermal explosion, in which rock, ash and lava bombs are released.

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