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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06222

The village of Furnas (right) lies in the center of Furnas caldera, whose northern rim forms the ridge in the background.  The largest post-caldera Furnas tephra, layer C, originated from a vent where part of the village of Furnas is now located.  The eruption was dated at about 2900 years before present.  Plinian and sub-plinian eruptions deposited airfall-pumice and -ash, accompanied by local pyroclastic flows and late-stage mudflows. Photo by Rick Wunderman, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).

The village of Furnas (right) lies in the center of Furnas caldera, whose northern rim forms the ridge in the background. The largest post-caldera Furnas tephra, layer C, originated from a vent where part of the village of Furnas is now located. The eruption was dated at about 2900 years before present. Plinian and sub-plinian eruptions deposited airfall-pumice and -ash, accompanied by local pyroclastic flows and late-stage mudflows.

Photo by Rick Wunderman, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).


Furnas