Strong ash plume after a vulcanian explosion. (c)
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Active volcanoes in China
: Did you know that there are at least 15 active volcanoes in China? The last eruption was from the Kunlun volcano in 1951.
Small spherical balls of volcanic ash that form from a wet nucleus falling through a volcanic ash cloud.
: A third tectonic setting where volcanism occurs is believed to be the result of mantle plumes and not directly related to plate boundaries. So called hot spot volcanoes fall into this category.