cinder cone


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cinder cone

[′sin·dər ‚kōn]
(geology)
A conical elevation formed by the accumulation of volcanic debris around a vent.
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Most volcanic centers consist of combinations of composite cones, domes, fissure vents, caldera, maars, bocas and cinder cones.
They are larger than cinder cones, rising up to 8,000 feet (2,438m).
What is the difference between the eruptions of composite and cinder cone volcanoes?
Cinder cone volcanoes arise from solid lava fragments thrown out to form a cinder pile.
Cinder Cone, The Table, and Mount Garibaldi cannot be seen from the viewpoints indicated (but the above-mentioned trails do lead to stellar viewpoints of each of these features).
The rater is a particularly well-formed cinder cone, its rippling swell and bulk hinting slightly disturbingly at a living, organic presence beneath the desert earth.
A candidate for federal listing as an endangered species, the wekiu bug was first discovered in 1979 by entomologists on Pu'u Wekiu, the summit cinder cone.
Named for its resemblance to a sorcerer's hat, the island is an infant cinder cone formed in Mount Mazama's basin before the water came.
After an explosion, tephra settles to the ground around the volcano's vent (lava "pipeline"), forming the steep, loosely arranged sides of a cinder cone.
After all, other flagpoles already adorn the summit of the cinder cone, owned by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
If you'd been wandering near the Mexican village of Paricutin in 1943 you could have watched the birth of a cinder cone volcano.
At the bottom is the familiar cinder cone, formed when gas bubbles in the magma burst, throwing lava high into the air.