Chaine des Puys, France
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The Chaine des Puys, about 40 kilometers long, is a chain of 48 cinder cones, 8 lava domes and 15 maars (explosion craters) in central France, west of Clermont-Ferrand. The chaine is located on the Limagne Fault, related to formation of the Alps. The most recent eruption is thought to be 4040 BCE. The image was acquired April 21, 2015, covers an area of 22.5 by 30.6 km, and is located at 45.8 degrees north, 3 degrees east.
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NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team