The volcano is also heavy and, for those making less than six figures, dauntingly expensive.
Standing on the edge of the Burfell volcano, you realize what a fragile construct modern civilization is.
When the volcano blew its top, thousands perished, immolated by fire, boiling magma, and ash.
In 1991, a volcano in the Philippines named Pinatubo erupted.
I love it when Bond climbs the volcano and throws that little rock down there and it goes ping ping ping!
The light of the volcano across the valley was suddenly obscured in an immense cloud of black smoke.
A shower of red-hot stones warned him that he was near the volcano.
The intrusion may be essentially laccolitic in character, or it may represent the plutonic basis of a volcano.
The witness started as though a volcano had burst at her feet.
The most south-westerly of these hills was discovered to have a volcano, which continually threw up vast columns of black smoke.
1610s, from Italian vulcano "burning mountain," from Latin Vulcanus "Vulcan," Roman god of fire, also "fire, flames, volcano" (see Vulcan). The name was first applied to Mt. Etna by the Romans, who believed it was the forge of Vulcan.
A cone-shaped mountain or hill created by molten material that rises from the interior of the Earth to the surface.
Note: Volcanoes tend to occur along the edges of tectonic plates.
Note: Eruptions and lava flows associated with them can be very destructive. (See Mount Saint Helens and Mount Vesuvius.)