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Mayon in the Philippines is one of Earth's best examples of a classic, conical stratovolcano. Its symmetrical morphology is the exception rather than the rule and is the result of eruptions that are restricted to a single central conduit at the summit. Eruptions are frequent enough to overcome erosion processes that quickly modify the slopes of most volcanoes. Photo by Chris Newhall, 1993 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Mayon in the Philippines is one of Earth's best examples of a classic, conical stratovolcano. Its symmetrical morphology is the exception rather than the rule and is the result of eruptions that are restricted to a single central conduit at the summit. Eruptions are frequent enough to overcome erosion processes that quickly modify the slopes of most volcanoes.

Photo by Chris Newhall, 1993 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Keywords: stratovolcano


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