Parts of a volcano Also see the Glossary of volcano terminology http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Glossary/volcano_terminology.html. The space where magma collects below a volcano. MAGMA CHAMBER. The channel through which magma rises to the surface. CONDUIT. Vent = the top of the conduit.
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The space where magma collects below a volcano
The channel through which magma rises to the surface
Vent = the top of the conduit
Crater = rim of the vent
SUMMIT ERUPTION (Lava and other materials erupting from a vent on top)
Can also be FLANK eruption (materials erupting from a vent on the SIDE)
A CALDERA forms
Example: Sunset crater
(Example: Mount Shasta, Mount Fuji)