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TitleVolcanoes of the Auvergne, Massif Centrale, France
DescriptionThe Massif Central in the center of France (Auvergne region), contains a range of ancient volcanoes made up of the Monts Dome (1465 meters at the Puy de Dome) and the Monts Dore (1886 meters at the Puy de Sancy). Eruptions included both Peleean (involving the formation and collapse of lava domes) and Strombolian (lava fountains and ejection of cinders, lapilli, blocks and bombs). The last eruptions were about 4,000 years ago, but the region includes a variety of volcanic landforms today, the most obvious are classic cinder cones with large summit craters. Steep sided volcanic remnatnts are referred to locally as “puy” pronounced (“pwee”).
Geologic provinceMassif Central
LocationFrance ▹ Auvergne. Near Clermont-Ferrand.
PhotographerDexter Perkins. 2001-02-20.
Key wordsvolcano, Auvergne, France, puy, scoria, cinder cone
Tech details369 KB. Vista. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number111