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Name: Bella
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What is the temperature of the lava when it erupts from a volcano?



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The temperature of the lava can range from about 700 C to about 1600 C. How hot it is depends upon how deep the magma (melted rock inside the earth, before a volcanic eruption) comes from, how fast the volcano erupts (if it erupts over many days/weeks the magma will cool before the eruption), and many other factors such as its gas content, viscosity, composition -- it's a long list. You can find a lot of info by doing a "Google" search on the term: "volcanic lava temperature". This will also lead you to other sites, including some with spectacular photos.

Vince Calder



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