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Lapilli The term 'Lapilli' as it applies to the area of volcanos can be defined as ' Fragments of lava or rock between 2 and 64 millimeters in size that are blasted into the air by volcanic explosions. Rock fragments between 2 and 64 mm (0.08-2.5 in) in diameter that were ejected from a volcano during an explosive eruption are called lapilli. Lapilli (singular lapillus) means 'little stones' in Italian. Lapilli may consist of many different types of tephra, including scoria, pumice, and reticulite. Rounded tephra particles in this size range are called accretionary lapilli if they consist of tiny ash grains stuck together. Ash sometimes form such rounded particles in an eruption column or cloud, owing'.
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