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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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Why are plug dome volcanoes considered especially dangerous?

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The reason why plug dome volcanoes are considered especially dangerous.

Explanation

Plug domes are the viscous silica rich magma, which just pushes up into the volcanic cone’s vent but does not flow. The blockage created by solidified outer portions results in a dome shaped summit and jagged rock blocks, which breaks away from the plug or preexisting portions of the volcanic cone and forms the steep side slopes of the volcano...

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