• Rene De Hon
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Explosive hydrovolcanic crater formed above dykes and involve water in the bedrock (Mege and Masson 1996).




Maars are volcanic crater-form structures with a low raised rim and a broad, shallow crater with a floor below the level of the surrounding surface (Rittman 1962) (Fig. 1).


Impact Crater Scoria Cone Cinder Cone Magmatic Material Accretionary Lapillus 
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyTexas State UniversitySan MarcosUSA