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ash cone

[′ash ‚kōn]
(geology)
A volcanic cone built primarily of unconsolidated ash and generally shaped somewhat like a saucer, with a rim in the form of a wide circle and a broad central depression often nearly at the same elevation as the surrounding country.
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Located in the Western Pacific Ocean, Sipadan was formed from corals growing on top of an extinct underwater volcanic cone.
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The setting is ideal: a sun-washed scallop of beach on Oahu's southern shore, aimed slightly west to capture sunsets, with the extinct volcanic cone of Diamond Head creating one of the most picturesque - and photographed - backdrops in the islands.
Photo: View of Alaska's Aniakchak caldera,formed by the collapse of a volcanic cone during an eruption about 3,400 years ago.
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