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Why are some shockwaves from volcanoes so loud?
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
The shockwave is travelling faster than the speed of sound, the noise is actually a sonic boom.
Some are louder than others when the shockwave is larger and therefore displacing more air.
- ?Lv 71 month ago
It literally is a sonic boom because if the gases and?water vapor under high pressure in the magma and lava decompressing explosively. The sound moves faster than the speed of sound in the atmosphere at that pressure and temperature. .