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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04093

The San Cristóbal volcanic complex consists of five principal edifices.  The youngest cone, the namesake San Cristóbal, seen here from the south, is the highest peak of the Marrabios Range.  Several radial flank craters occur along a N-S line on the outer north flank of 1745-m-high San Cristóbal.  Historical activity, consisting of small-to-moderate explosive eruptions, has been reported since the 16th century.  The SW crater rim (left) rises 140 m above the NE rim because prevailing trade winds distribute tephra to the SW. Photo by Jaime Incer.

The San Cristóbal volcanic complex consists of five principal edifices. The youngest cone, the namesake San Cristóbal, seen here from the south, is the highest peak of the Marrabios Range. Several radial flank craters occur along a N-S line on the outer north flank of 1745-m-high San Cristóbal. Historical activity, consisting of small-to-moderate explosive eruptions, has been reported since the 16th century. The SW crater rim (left) rises 140 m above the NE rim because prevailing trade winds distribute tephra to the SW.

Photo by Jaime Incer.


San Cristóbal