pillow lava

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I was wondering how long it takes Pillow Lava, which is from underwater eruptions, to cool and solidify under water from the time it erupts.

-- Danielle Sadkin (sadkin@oswego.edu), April 29, 2001


It depends on the thickness of the lava flow. The thicker the lava flow, the longer it takes. For example, a meter thick lava flow will take a few weeks to solidify. A ten meter thick lava flow will take a few years to solidify.

See: http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/ for more info

-- Eric Breindel (breindel@oswego.edu), May 02, 2001.

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