strombolian

ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY GLOSSARY
An eruption style characterized by pulselike explosive bursts and low-level emission of ash and pyroclastic debris. Usually each burst lasts for only a few seconds, and sustained eruption columns generally do not develop.

Glossary of volcanic terms. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. . 2001.

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