Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07294
A sparsely vegetated lava flow appears in the foreground below Cerro Pajas, one of the more than 50 cinder cones dotting Floreana Island. Several young lava flows on Floreana, also known as Charles Island or Santa María Island, were considered due to their morphology to be Holocene, but Pleistocene surface exposure ages were obtained. Cerro Pajas, the most conspicuous of the cinder cones on the island, fed a massive pahoehoe lava flow that reached the SW coast over a broad 6.5 km area.
Photo by Carlos Pullinger, 1996 (Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales, El Salvador).
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