Supervolcano vs Supereruption - What's the difference?

supervolcano | supereruption |


As nouns the difference between supervolcano and supereruption

is that supervolcano is (volcanology|neologism) a powerful volcano, often having an explosive or cataclysmic eruption while supereruption is .

supervolcano

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (volcanology, neologism) A powerful volcano, often having an explosive or cataclysmic eruption
  • Derived terms

    * supervolcanic

    supereruption

    English

    Noun

    (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.