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If a volcano erupts under water why doesn't it turn to solid rock?
-- Christi Stahl (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 27, 2001
When a volcano erupts under water, it develops a tough plastic skin when it comes in contact with the ocean water because it is so cold. The lava inside the skin then cools more slowly and has a crystalline texture, and the skin becomes a crystalless glass.
-- Alison Tripi (email@example.com), February 28, 2001.
It does but there is so much more lava, and has very high tempuatures behind it that it keeps pouring out. Therefore, it melts the rock.
-- greg lattimore (lattimore greg @hotmail.com), May 01, 2001.