High island

Geologically, a high island or volcanic island is an island of volcanic origin. The term can be used to distinguish such islands from low islands, which are formed from sedimentation or the uplifting of coral reefs[1] (which have often formed on sunken volcanos).

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

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