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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02127

Pagan Island, the largest and one of the most active of the Mariana Islands, consists of two volcanoes connected by a narrow isthmus. Both North and South Pagan were constructed within calderas. North Pagan, the most active of the two, is seen here from the west coast of the isthmus, SW of the summit; it was constructed within a 7-km-wide caldera.  Photo by Norm Banks, 1983 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Pagan Island, the largest and one of the most active of the Mariana Islands, consists of two volcanoes connected by a narrow isthmus. Both North and South Pagan were constructed within calderas. North Pagan, the most active of the two, is seen here from the west coast of the isthmus, SW of the summit; it was constructed within a 7-km-wide caldera.

Photo by Norm Banks, 1983 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Keywords: cone | caldera | island volcano


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