stratovolcano


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strat·o·vol·ca·no

 (străt′ō-vŏl-kā′nō, strā′tō-)
n. pl. strat·o·vol·ca·nos
A volcano composed of steep, alternating layers of lava and pyroclastic material, such as ash. Also called composite volcano.

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stratovolcano

(ˌstrætəʊvɒlˈkeɪnəʊ)
n, pl -noes or -nos
(Physical Geography) a cone-shaped volcano containing layers of lava and ash
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Ebeko (51.41[degrees]N, 176.01[degrees]E, 1156 m asl) is an active andesitic stratovolcano in the Kurile island arc, where the Pacific Plate is being subducted under the Okhotsk Plate.
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