- GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS
A type of caldera in which the caldera floor subsides more or less evenly as one coherent block. Plate-(piston)-type calderas are believed to result from single, large volume pyroclastic eruptions from relatively shallow depth (hypabyssal) magma chambers.
Glossary of volcanic terms. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. G. J. Hudak. 2001.