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VOLCANIC EXPLOSIVITY INDEX [1 record]

Record 1 2020-11-04

English

Subject field(s)
  • Vulcanology and Seismology
DEF

A numeric scale that measures the relative explosivity of historic eruptions.

OBS

The [volcanic] explosivity index has 8 levels of volcanic eruption, each level being 10 [times] greater than the last ...

French

Domaine(s)
  • Volcanologie et sismologie
DEF

Échelle numérique qui mesure l'explosivité relative d'éruptions historiques.

OBS

L'échelle est logarithmique en fonction du volume des éjectas. Le volume est multiplié par 10 lorsqu'on passe d'un niveau de l'échelle au suivant.

Spanish

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