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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08246

The low, forested Rota stratovolcano rises above fields to its west in the area between Cerro Negro volcano and the Telica volcanic complex.  A 1-km-wide circular crater whose rim is lowest on the southern side lies at the summit.  The latest eruption from Rota produced thick andesitic lava flows from a NE-trending fissure NW of the summit.  No historical eruptions are known from Volcán Rota, although seismic swarms occurred in 1986, 1989, and 1992.   Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).

The low, forested Rota stratovolcano rises above fields to its west in the area between Cerro Negro volcano and the Telica volcanic complex. A 1-km-wide circular crater whose rim is lowest on the southern side lies at the summit. The latest eruption from Rota produced thick andesitic lava flows from a NE-trending fissure NW of the summit. No historical eruptions are known from Volcán Rota, although seismic swarms occurred in 1986, 1989, and 1992.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).


Rota