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spatter cone

noun, Geology
a low, steep-sided volcanic cone built up of droplets or blobs of lava erupted from a fissure or vent.
Origin of spatter cone
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The tephra and spatter cone continues to build up and have are reaching near the rim of the ice edge around the crater.
  • Near the bottom of the photograph there is an inactive spatter cone with a deep hole.
  • These vents built a spatter rampart, a cinder and spatter cone, and a lava shield along the fissure.
  • They are erupting from a spatter cone in the north-central part of the crater.

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