Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02102
The 2-km-wide island of Farallon de Pajaros is the northernmost and most active volcano of the Mariana Islands. It has been referred to as the "Lighthouse of the western Pacific." The symmetrical, sparsely vegetated cone formed within a caldera, remnants of which form the peak seen here in 1980 in the center along the SE coast. Both summit and flank vents have been active during historical time; flank fissures formed lava flows along the coast.
Photo by Winfrey, 1980 (U.S. Navy).
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Keywords: island volcano | cone | caldera | stratovolcano
Farallon de Pájaros