Eruption vs Supereruption - What's the difference?

eruption | supereruption |

As nouns the difference between eruption and supereruption

is that eruption is eruption while supereruption is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • A violent ejection, such as the spurting out of lava from a volcano.
  • A sudden release of pressure or tension.
  • There was an eruption of joy at the final whistle.
  • An infection of the skin resulting in a rash or blemishing.
  • Derived terms

    * bozo eruption * (l) * (l) * (l)




    (en noun)
  • The massive eruption of a supervolcano.
  • *2012 , (George Dyson), Turing's Cathedral , Penguin 2013, p. 204:
  • *:The Los Alamos mesa rested against the eastern slope of the Jemez Mountains, on the rime of the Valles Caldera, formed as a result of two explosive super-eruptions 1.6 and 1.1 million years ago.