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