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Strombolian

Syllabification: Strom·bo·li·an
Pronunciation: /ˌsträmˈbōlēən
 
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Definition of Strombolian in English:

adjective

Geology
Denoting volcanic activity of the kind typified by Stromboli, with continual mild eruptions in which lava fragments are ejected.
Example sentences
  • These new vents remained phreatomagmatic until 25 July, when the activity changed for 5 days to Strombolian and effusive.
  • Products of mild Strombolian activity instead have a vesicularity in the range ~ 50-70%.
  • We prove that Strombolian signals, both tremor and explosions, in the high frequency band, are similar in time domain.

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