cinder cone


Definition of cinder cone

: a conical hill formed by the accumulation of volcanic debris around a vent — see volcano illustration

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Red Mountain is one of several hundred cinder cones that dot the landscape around Flagstaff. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Kid-friendly hikes around Arizona: Hit the trail with your family this summer," 28 June 2018 Susan Schmierer, 65, and William Schmierer, 64, tourists from Virginia on a cross-country road trip to Palm Springs, were last seen June 2 near the 250-foot-high volcanic cinder cone surrounded by a field of black lava rocks off Interstate 40. Javier Panzar,, "Extreme heat hampers search for tourist missing in Mojave Desert after companion is found dead," 10 July 2018 The park is littered with volcanic rock and cinder cones from past eruptions. Mark Arsenault,, "A beach agnostic’s guide to Hawaii," 13 June 2018 Hike around the trio of volcanic cinder cones, created 150,000 years ago by the Rio Grande rift, on a three-mile loop trail. Sunset, "This Southwestern Road Trip Is Filled with Hidden Gems," 22 Jan. 2018 The 1,000-foot cinder cone blew ash and debris for miles before liquid rock oozed from its western base and formed the Bonito Lava Flow. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Volcanoes in Arizona: Sunset Crater hike shows off eruption's aftermath," 12 June 2018 Views from the tops of these trails showcase a landscape dotted with cinder cones, lava domes and expansive lava flows that melt into the colorful flatlands of the Painted Desert and the edge of Grand Canyon. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Volcanoes in Arizona: Sunset Crater hike shows off eruption's aftermath," 12 June 2018 But a smaller cinder cone to the east is where all of the recent action is. Angela Fritz,, "8 facts about Hawaii's Kilauea volcano," 7 May 2018 Pu`u `O`o formed at the beginning of the 1983 eruption, although the activity has since moved away from the cinder cone along the East Rift Zone. Angela Fritz, Washington Post, "8 fascinating things you never knew about Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano," 7 May 2018

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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