[ US /ˌkæɫˈdɛɹə, ˌkɔɫˈdɛɹə/ ]
[ UK /kɒldˈe‍əɹɐ/ ]
  1. a large crater caused by the violent explosion of a volcano that collapses into a depression
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How To Use caldera In A Sentence

  • There are also calderas, scoriae cones, lava streams, cinder fields, over 160 thermal and mineral springs, geysers, solfataras, mud pots and many other volcanic features. Volcanoes of Kamchatka, Russian Federation
  • Its caldera is one of only two in the world that are navigable. Times, Sunday Times
  • Intrusion of more magma into the chambers renewed doming of the collapsed calderas in an episode of resurgence.
  • Dr. Bishop testing magnetic properties of soil at the solfatara site inside Kilauea caldera, Hawaii. SETI Institute: Life at the SETI Institute: Janice Bishop -- Mars: Back through the Looking Glass
  • A currently modest swarm of earthquakes began in the northeast corner of the Yellowstone Caldera, about 10 miles (16 km) NNE of the north end of the Yellowstone Lake swarm that was active in late December and early January. Archive of Yellowstone Updates for 2009
  • Stand anywhere there and look out at the caldera (volcano basin).
  • One particularly large eruption, about 28 million years ago, left in its wake a huge caldera, or crater-like basin, about 15 km in diameter and about 2 km above sea level.
  • We know that volcanism was concentrated in the northern sector of the island and produced small monogenetic strombolian cones (eruptions that are not very violent and which release lava and pyroclastic flows) and, occasionally, phreatomagmatic calderas (which release ash), Alejandro Rodríguez-González, lead author of the study and a researcher at the ULPGC, tells SINC. Latest Articles
  • Pago is the active vent of a large volcano known as Witori caldera - a collapsed crater that formed during an extremely large explosive eruption about 3,300 years ago.
  • Its caldera is one of only two in the world that are navigable. Times, Sunday Times
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