Difference between Magma and Lava
Difference between Magma and Lav

When we look into the tunnel of science, as when we experience earthquakes, these terms like lava and magma instantly clicks on mind. I think we should first go through the terms. Now what is magma and what is lava? When we talk Magma, it is something which is underground. It’s inside the earth. Talking about magma, it comes from a Greek word, which means a bread as it is underground. But when it gets erupted, it comes in the form of earthquake, majorly called natural calamities. This word lava has been derived from an Italian word, avalanche. Its origin was extracted from Latin word “labels” meaning sliding down. Let’s now study difference between Magma and Lava

Magma: How this Magma is formed? Is an important question which is raised here Magma is formed when the solid rocks melts and it is under the control of temperature, composition and the pressure. Magma can also be used in order to generate power.

Lava: The behavior of the lava is mostly influenced by the composition rather than temperature on which it is erupted. Lava secretes gases on the path on which it is flowing. For making their move easy they form streams and passages.

Magma Vs. Lava

What are the definitions?

Magma is something under the earth. Running  molten rock is called magma.

On the other hand, when the volcano gets burst, it suddenly strikes off the magma, and it gets exploded. The whole process is known as “Lava”.

What about the Difference in locations:

The main difference between the two is that magma is deeply underground. Underground is the major principle over here.

Here, in the case of lava, lava is that stuff when it comes out of the volcanoes it brings lava. Lava in not underground rather it is on the surface of earth.

What about the temperature, speed of the lava?

Magma’s temperature varies from 700°C to 1300.

Lava can reach temperatures of 700-1,200°C (1,300-2,200°F) and varies in color from bright orange to brownish red, hottest to coldest, respectively. This sticky liquid can range from the consistency of syrup to extremely stiff; with little or no apparent flow. This is controlled by the amount of silica in the lava, with higher levels of the mineral resulting in a higher thickness. When lava eventually cools and hardens it forms igneous rock. When it gets erupted, it shoots out 600 meters that is 2,000 feet.

What thicker and thinner lavas?

There is no concept of thicker or thinner magma. Here in this case, there is nothing like that.

The thinnest lava can become and flow under the hills and can cover many kilometers.Whereas, the thickest lava will pile up and hardly flow at all. It doesn’t even flow but it can cause various explosions, can make everything vulnerable.

Conclusion: Now, concluding the whole discussion, the article will surely help out students in finding out the difference, well! We can say that there is no such a big difference between them but a difference of location, one thing is underground and the other one is outside the ground. This clearly distinguishes magma and lava.What are your views on this?