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Why are some shockwaves from volcanoes so loud?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
    Favorite 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 7
    1 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. . 

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