fissure eruption

Related Overviews


'fissure eruption' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Earth Sciences and Geography


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A volcanic eruption where lava—usually very fluid and basic—wells up through fissures in the earth's crust and spreads over a large area. See Walker (1995) Geol. Soc. Memoirs 16 on the Antrim plateau, Northern Ireland; see also Mege (2004) J. Volcan. & Geothermal Res. 131, 1 on fissure eruptions and dyke fracture length.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.