Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00066
Fossa volcano, at the northern end of the island of Vulcano, has been active throughout the Holocene, and has been the source of most of the historical eruptions of Vulcano. Fossa is a composite volcano that was constructed within the 3-km-wide Caldera della Fossa (whose rim is visible at the upper right), the northernmost of a series of three overlapping calderas on the island. The summit crater of Fossa, seen here from the SE, is 500 m wide and about 100 m deep.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1982.
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