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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08083

The deeply eroded, forested Rota stratovolcano is seen here in an aerial view from the south.  The vegetated, 832-m-high volcano, also known as Orota, is truncated by a 1-km-wide circular crater.  No historical eruptions are known from Volcán Rota, although seismic swarms occurred in 1986, 1989, and 1992.  Two small NNW-SSE-trending lava domes, El Bosque (also known as Lomas San Ignacio del Bosque or Cerro Ojochal) form the small forested cones visible on the plain at the left center, 2 km north of the flank of Rota. Photo by Jaime Incer, 1991.

The deeply eroded, forested Rota stratovolcano is seen here in an aerial view from the south. The vegetated, 832-m-high volcano, also known as Orota, is truncated by a 1-km-wide circular crater. No historical eruptions are known from Volcán Rota, although seismic swarms occurred in 1986, 1989, and 1992. Two small NNW-SSE-trending lava domes, El Bosque (also known as Lomas San Ignacio del Bosque or Cerro Ojochal) form the small forested cones visible on the plain at the left center, 2 km north of the flank of Rota.

Photo by Jaime Incer, 1991.


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