Inside a volcano

The diagram representation above shows what a basic volcano looks like.

How does the inside of a volcano look like?
How does the inside of a volcano look like?
  • The magma chamber:

This is the area with a massive collection of magma below the earth’s crust from which magma flows out.

  • Crater:

After an eruption, the tip or top of the volcano tends to get blown off, leaving a small depression at the top of it.

  • Main vent:

This is the main exit point (opening or outlet) in a weak zone where molten magma is released to the surface.

  • Secondary vents:

These are other smaller vents or openings through which ash and gases and lava escape.

  • Ashes, clouds, and cinders:

As the eruption continues, ashes and gases are discharged into the air, which is carried further by wind action.

  • Layers of ash and lava:

The walls of a volcano are usually made up of solidified layers of lava and dust.