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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04747

An extensive field of spectacular pahoehoe lava flows is located near Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island.  The fresh, sparsely vegetated flows cover an area of more than 50 sq km along the SE coast of the island.  Eruptions occurred at SE Santiago in 1897 and 1904-06.  A small lava shield 3.5 km inland from Cabo Trenton on the SE tip of the island was the principal vent of these flows. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1978 (Smithsonian Institution).

An extensive field of spectacular pahoehoe lava flows is located near Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island. The fresh, sparsely vegetated flows cover an area of more than 50 sq km along the SE coast of the island. Eruptions occurred at SE Santiago in 1897 and 1904-06. A small lava shield 3.5 km inland from Cabo Trenton on the SE tip of the island was the principal vent of these flows.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1978 (Smithsonian Institution).

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