Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04819
The complicated structure of Volcán Putana can be seen in this view from the NW. The volcanic complex was formed almost entirely by lava effusion. Thick viscous lava flows have issued from both summit and flank vents. Early lava flows mantling an older Pleistocene edifice were longer, whereas the younger flows are short and stubby, rarely exceeding 3 km in length. A road leads to a sulfur mine near the summit (extreme right).
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1983.
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