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Cono de Arita, an stratovolcano in Salta (Argentina)
Mount Fuji, an active stratovolcano in Japan that last erupted in 1707–08
Tavurvur, an active stratovolcano in Papua New Guinea

A stratovolcano is a tall, conical volcano built up by many layers (strata) of hardened lava, tephra, pumice, and volcanic ash.[1] Unlike shield volcanoes, stratovolcanoes have a steep slope and explosive eruptions every now and then.


  1. This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Principal types of volcanoes" (retrieved on 2009-01-19).