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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04184

Steep-walled Santiago crater provides a dramatic perspective into the vent of an active volcano.  The crater floor is covered by recent lava flows and fume rises from an inner crater.  The walls of the 600-m-wide crater expose stacked lava flows, truncated lava lakes, and pyroclastic material erupted from earlier vents.  Photo by Jaime Incer.

Steep-walled Santiago crater provides a dramatic perspective into the vent of an active volcano. The crater floor is covered by recent lava flows and fume rises from an inner crater. The walls of the 600-m-wide crater expose stacked lava flows, truncated lava lakes, and pyroclastic material erupted from earlier vents.

Photo by Jaime Incer.


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