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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08256

A large area of irregular topography with many depressions containing small ponds is located south of Miravalles volcano along the road to the town of La Fortuna (not to be confused with La Fortuna near Arenal volcano).  Large boulders, such as those in the foreground, are abundant.  This topography is typical of that resulting from large volcanic debris avalanches and represents material produced by a major edifice collapse of the Miravalles volcanic complex. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).

A large area of irregular topography with many depressions containing small ponds is located south of Miravalles volcano along the road to the town of La Fortuna (not to be confused with La Fortuna near Arenal volcano). Large boulders, such as those in the foreground, are abundant. This topography is typical of that resulting from large volcanic debris avalanches and represents material produced by a major edifice collapse of the Miravalles volcanic complex.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).


Miravalles