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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08907

Barva volcano rises to the east above the southern flanks of neighboring Poás volcano.  The massive Barva volcano is dotted with numerous satellitic vents, some of which are visible along the irregular northern horizon (left).  Multiple lava flows descend the southern flank of Barva.  One of the more recent of these is the Los Angeles flow, which reaches nearly to the city of Heredia (out of view to the right).  Barva is the only one of four major stratovolcanoes near the capital city of San José that lacks confirmed historical eruptions.   Photo by Ichio Moriya (Kanazawa University).

Barva volcano rises to the east above the southern flanks of neighboring Poás volcano. The massive Barva volcano is dotted with numerous satellitic vents, some of which are visible along the irregular northern horizon (left). Multiple lava flows descend the southern flank of Barva. One of the more recent of these is the Los Angeles flow, which reaches nearly to the city of Heredia (out of view to the right). Barva is the only one of four major stratovolcanoes near the capital city of San José that lacks confirmed historical eruptions.

Photo by Ichio Moriya (Kanazawa University).


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