Stratovolcano facts for kids
A stratovolcano is a tall, conical volcano built up by many layers (strata) of hardened lava, tephra, pumice, and volcanic ash. Unlike shield volcanoes, stratovolcanoes have a steep slope and explosive eruptions every now and then.
Main page: List of stratovolcanoes
Images for kids
Mount Vesuvius, near the city of Naples in Italy, violently erupted in 79 AD. The last eruption of this stratovolcano occurred in March 1944.
Mount Etna on the island of Sicily, in southern Italy
Snow-like blanket of Mount Pinatubo's ashfall deposits in a parking lot on Clark Air Base (June 15, 1991)
Mayon Volcano extruding lava flows during its eruption on December 29, 2009
Northwest side of Mount Rainier seen from Tacoma
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