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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04410

The remote and inaccessible Reventador volcano rises above the jungles of the western Amazon basin.  El Reventador, a young stratovolcano constructed within the 3-km-wide breached caldera of Volcán Reventador, is the most frequently active of a N-S chain of Ecuadorian volcanoes that lies well east of the principal volcanic axis.  Fresh-looking lava flows descending from El Reventador extend east across the caldera floor in this late-1960s photo.  Explosive eruptions during historical time have been visible from Quito.  Photo by Juan Elizalde (courtesy of Minard Hall, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito).

The remote and inaccessible Reventador volcano rises above the jungles of the western Amazon basin. El Reventador, a young stratovolcano constructed within the 3-km-wide breached caldera of Volcán Reventador, is the most frequently active of a N-S chain of Ecuadorian volcanoes that lies well east of the principal volcanic axis. Fresh-looking lava flows descending from El Reventador extend east across the caldera floor in this late-1960s photo. Explosive eruptions during historical time have been visible from Quito.

Photo by Juan Elizalde (courtesy of Minard Hall, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito).


Reventador