Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06117
A highway bridge spans the junction of Lagoa Verde (left) and Lagoa Azul (right) lakes on the floor of Sete Cidades caldera. The erosionally furrowed wall of Caldeira Seca, the youngest of a circular group of post-caldera pyroclastic cones constructed within 5-km-wide Sete Cidades caldera, rises beyond the two lakes. The town of Sete Cidades (upper right) occupies the caldera floor between Caldeira Seca and another youthful pumice cone, Caldeira do Alferes.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1980.
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