Volcano – a mountain that spits fire? Volcano basics part 2

How do the insides of a volcano look like? Most volcanoes form a cone, as you can see in the graphics above. During an eruption the volcano flings out material which builds up, layer upon layer, and often forms this form of landscape. There are different types of cones: stratocones, spatter cones, ash cones, tuff cones, and cinder cones. What a volcano…