Lava field

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Lava fields in the "Caldera de las Cañadas" on Tenerife .
Lava fields on the Reykjanes Peninsula , Iceland .

Lava field is the name given to extensive deposits of lava after a volcanic eruption . It usually arises after eruptions from crevice volcanoes , when the lava that has flowed out of the volcano cools down and is deposited at the foot of the mountain. Depending on the silicon content of the lava (which determines the viscosity and later color of the lava), the lava deposits can vary in size.


Examples of large lava fields are the Lava Beds National Monument and the Craters of the Moon in the USA and the Ódáðahraun in Iceland.

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