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What is Volcanism

WHAT IS VOLCANISM?

Volcanism is a geological term used to describe the complete range of volcanic eruptions, volcanic landforms, and volcanic materials. Volcanism is driven by the internal heat of a planet and provides evidence of the way in which heat is released from that planet. The type and abundance of volcanoes on the surface of a planet can provide evidence about the level of geologic activity of the planet.

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