Welcome to Cinder Cones!

cinder cone is a steep conical hill of volcanic tephra that accumulates around and downwind from a volcanic vent.

The size and shape of cinder cone depend on environmental properties as different gravity and/or atmospheric pressure might change the dispersion of ejected scoria particles.

Core Zone

The nominated property 'Mount Etna' encompasses the 19,237 ha core zone of Etna Park, a regional nature park on the eastern coast of Sicily (Italy), the largest Mediterranean island. 

The nominated property covers the highest areas of Mount Etna and is not inhabited. Mount Etna is recorded as the most active stratovolcano, in terms of frequency of eruptions in the world. It is the highest active volcano within the geographic limits of Europe

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