volcanic crater, crater(noun)
a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano
A volcanic crater is a circular depression in the ground caused by volcanic activity. It is typically a basin, circular in form within which occurs a vent from which magma erupts as gases, lava, and ejecta. A crater can be of large dimensions, and sometimes of great depth. During certain types of climactic eruptions, the volcano's magma chamber may empty enough for an area above it to subside, forming what may appear to be a crater but is actually known as a caldera.
The numerical value of volcanic crater in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of volcanic crater in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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