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  1. (noun) A large crater formed by volcanic explosion or by collapse of a volcanic cone.

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  1. I believe it has its own atmosphere because it is built in what you call a caldera, but I may have picked that information up from like a Syfy TV movie about the Coming Global Superstorm, or invented it in my own mind. - Television Without Pity
  2. The technical term for Yellowstone's supervolcano is "caldera," a Spanish word meaning - Aspen Times - Top Stories
  3. The common sort is employed for hedging and called caldera by Europeans in many parts of - The History of Sumatra Containing An Account Of The Government, Laws, Customs And Manners Of The Native Inhabitants
  4. Most seismicity preceding Karymsky eruptions has originated beneath Akademia Nauk caldera, which is located immediately S of Karymsky volcano and erupted simultaneously with Karymsky in 1996. - ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science
  5. In the center of the caldera was the classic mini-cone - the caldera was completely dry. - TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at


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