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 Fissure Vent - John Seach

A fissure vent is a linear volcanic vent through which lava erupts, usually without any explosive activity.
The vent is usually a few metres wide and may be many kilometres long. The Laki fissure in Iceland is 36 km long.

Examples of Fissure Vents
Laki (Iceland)
Lanzarote (Canary Islands)
Cordon Caulle (Chile)
San Jorge (Azores)

Fissure Vent
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