• (noun): A sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition).
    Synonyms: outbreak, irruption
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on eruption, eruptions:

Submarine Eruption
... A submarine eruption is a type of volcanic eruption where lava erupts under an ocean or sea ... Most of the Earth's volcanic eruptions are submarine eruptions, but few have been documented because of the difficulty in monitoring submarine volcanoes ... Most submarine eruptions occur at mid-ocean ridges and near hotspots ...
Mesa Falls Tuff
... is a tuff formation created by the Mesa Falls eruption that formed the Henry's Fork Caldera that is located in Idaho west of Yellowstone Park ... It is the second most recent caldera forming eruption from the Yellowstone hotspot and ejected of 280 kmĀ³ of material ... This eruption, 1.3 million years BP, was preceded by the Huckleberry Ridge Tuff and succeeded by the Lava Creek Tuff both of which were created by the Yellowstone hotspot ...
Cape Kumukahi Light - History
... east rift zone of the slopes of Kilauea, and the light was threatened several times by eruptions ... The most serious threat came from the 1960 eruption which destroyed the town of Kapoho lava flows continued downslope toward the light, and destroyed the keepers' houses and an orchard which Joe Pestrella, who ... After the eruption ceased, a new electric line was run to the light and it was automated, and Pestrella was transferred to Makapuu Point Light, where he remained until he retired in 1963, the ...
... his nephew, Pliny the Elder was at the other side of the bay in Misenum when the eruption started ... He travelled by galley ship across the bay, partly to observe the eruption more closely, and partly to rescue people from the coast near the volcano ... the arrival of the sixth and largest pyroclastic surge of the eruption caused by the collapse of the eruption plume ...
Surt (volcano)
... Several eruptions have been observed at Surt since it was discovered by Voyager 1 ... The first eruption observed by Earth-based astronomers following the discovery of Ionian volcanism took place at Surt on June 11, 1979, between the Voyager 1 and Voyager ... the Jupiter system in July 1979, the eruption appeared to have ceased, but a fresh, 600 kilometres (370 mi)-wide plume deposit was observed surrounding Surt ...

More definitions of "eruption":

  • (noun): Symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible.
  • (noun): The emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum.
  • (noun): The sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material.
    Synonyms: volcanic eruption

Famous quotes containing the word eruption:

    I have done my fiddling so long under Vesuvius that I have almost forgotten to play, and can only wait for the eruption and think it long of coming. Literally no man has more wholly outlived life than I. And still it’s good fun.
    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)

    Movies are one of the bad habits that corrupted our century. Of their many sins, I offer as the worst their effect on the intellectual side of the nation. It is chiefly from that viewpoint I write of them—as an eruption of trash that has lamed the American mind and retarded Americans from becoming a cultured people.
    Ben Hecht (1893–1964)

    The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself; forgetting that I exist, I realize myself.
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934)