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High island

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Moorea, a high island of volcanic origin where the central island is still prominent
Stromboli is one of the eight Aeolian Islands, a volcanic arc north of Sicily

Volcanic island or high island is an island of volcanic origin. The term can be used to distinguish this kind of islands from low islands; which are formed from sedimentation or the uplifting of coral reefs[1]

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  1. Murphy, Raymond E. (July 1949). ""High" and "Low" Islands in the Eastern Carolines". Geographical Review. 39 (3). American Geographical Society: 425–439. doi:10.2307/210643. JSTOR 210643.