What is the difference between Volcano and Supervolcano?

The difference between volcano and supervolcano

is that "volcano" is a vent or fissure on the surface of a planet with a magma chamber attached to the mantle of a planet or moon, periodically erupting forth lava and volcanic gases onto the surface and "supervolcano" is a powerful volcano, often having an explosive or cataclysmic eruption.

volcano

supervolcano

Noun

  • A vent or fissure on the surface of a planet (usually in a mountainous form) with a magma chamber attached to the mantle of a planet or moon, periodically erupting forth lava and volcanic gases onto the surface.
  • A form of firework.

Noun

  • (volcanology) A powerful volcano, often having an explosive or cataclysmic eruption.

Examples

  • Mosaic of Olympus Mons on Mars. The supervolcano is nearly 600 kilometers wide at the base and 25 kilometers high and is capped by a crater 65 kilometers in diameter. It is about five times larger than the most massive volcanic cone on earth, Mauna Loa in Hawaii.
  • The stone went dark, and instantly the supervolcano burst with an unthinkable blast. A miles-deep plug of dark and hot earth flew upward, followed by a tremendous expanding cloud. Swirling, dense substance spread and thickened […]