THEMATIC VOLCANO PHOTO GALLERY:
- Vent (volcanic vents) -
Several vents inside Pu'u O'o crater
(Kilauea volcano, Hawaii).
Volcanic vents are openings in the crust, usually within the crater of a volcano, where magma (molten rock) and volcanic gases escape from the volcano's interior. Typically, a volcano's crater may contain several vents. A single vent can consist of a single round opening, or a larger or smaller fissure or fracture.
Steaming vent inside the crater of Bromo volcano, Indonesia.
|Several glowing vents inside Stromboli volcano's craters.||Fissure vents on the N flank of Etna's SE crater.|
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