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Cinder cone volcanoes form when high temperatures and pressure melt rock deep inside the Earth. Once a large amount of magma forms, it rises until it reaches the surface, creating an eruption. More »

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Cinder cone volcanoes are made of material called scoria, a low density form of basalt. Scoria forms as gases in the lava try to force their way out of the molten material through a vertical path. More »

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Cinder cone, or scoria cone, volcanoes are cone-shaped hills that form when lava fragments are ejected from localized vents and pile up and solidify around the opening. Cinder cones can be standalone formations or develo... More »

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Cinder cone volcanoes are made of material called scoria, a low density form of basalt. Scoria forms as gases in the lava try to force their way out of the molten material through a vertical path. More »

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Cinder cone volcanoes generally spew lava dramatically when they erupt, though the eruptions are not particularly dangerous to human populations. Dramatic and beautiful as the eruptions may be, they are quite insignifica... More »

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Cinder cone, or scoria cone, volcanoes are cone-shaped hills that form when lava fragments are ejected from localized vents and pile up and solidify around the opening. Cinder cones can be standalone formations or develo... More »

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The three main types of volcanoes are composite, shield and cinder cone volcanoes. Each type of volcano is formed a different way and possesses specific characteristics indicative of its type. More »

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