What is hotter sun or lava?
But even lava can’t hold a candle to the sun! At its surface (called the “photosphere”), the sun’s temperature is a whopping 10,000° F! That’s about five times hotter than the hottest lava on Earth. A temperature of 27 million degrees Fahrenheit is more than 12,000 times hotter than the hottest lava on Earth!
Can you swim in lava?
If we ignore the temperature of lava (which is sufficient to allow for combustion even just being next to it in some cases) and the usual toxicity of lava (which can kill you even farther away than the heat will), then you still could not swim in it. You might even be able to WALK on it. Lava is not hot water.
What happens when you pee in lava?
While exploring an active volcano, Dante Lopardo decided to urinate on some molten rock, which has a temperature of about 700°C. As seen in the video Lopardo took, the pee instantly vaporizes as it hits the liquid rock and the lava sizzles. It also leaves something of a charred black mark after sizzling off.
What would happen if a nuclear bomb was dropped in a volcano?
If you dropped a nuclear bomb into the crater of an extinct volcano, you would flatten the mountain out a bit but you wouldn’t set the volcano off because there wouldn’t be any pre-existing upwelling of magma.
How many people can die from volcanoes?
|Human death toll||Volcano||Location|
|36,000+ Most of these deaths were not attributed to the eruption itself, but to the tsunami generated by it.||Krakatoa||Indonesia|
|23,000||Nevado del Ruiz||Colombia|
|15,000 to 20,000 in London, England due to post-eruption famine||Mount Samalas||Indonesia|
How big can volcanic bombs be?
Why are volcanic bombs dangerous?
Volcanic bombs formed when a volcano ejects viscous fragments of lava during an eruption and can be thrown many meters to kilometers from an erupting vents. They are a significant volcanic hazards, and can cause severe injuries and death to people in an eruption zone.
How far do volcanic bombs travel?
Volcanic bombs are heavy and often fly at high speed. It obviously makes them very hazardous to people around the active vents. However, bombs do not travel very far. The most violent Vulcanian-type eruptions have produced ejection velocities 200-400 m/s which have thrown bombs almost 5 km from the vent3.
How far can Volcano Lava travel?
Fluid basalt flows can extend tens of kilometers from an erupting vent. The leading edges of basalt flows can travel as fast as 10 km/h (6 mph) on steep slopes but they typically advance less than 1 km/h (0.27 m/s or about 1 ft/s) on gentle slopes.
What can lava not melt?
The short answer is that while lava is hot, it’s not hot enough to melt the rocks on the side of or surrounding the volcano. Most rocks have melting points higher than 700℃. So by the time it’s out of the volcano, lava is generally not quite hot enough to melt the rocks it flows over.
Why is it bad to live near volcanoes?
In addition, the thermal energy from some volcanoes can be used to generate electric power. But if you live too close to a volcano—and it erupts—it can be lethal. If you live with a volcano like Merapi, it’;s wise to watch it closely. Volcanoes provide fertile soil–as well as deadly hot hurricanes of lava and ash.
Can lava melt concrete?
Less dense things rise above more dense things, so if you attempt to replicate the actions of the authorities in a particularly egregious 1997 Hollywood movie and build a wall of concrete around a massive lava flow, it won’t stop it – the blocks will float on top of it, heat up and begin to melt.