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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09298

Muruese (upper left) is a breached cone on the lower SW flank of Paka volcano. It fed this lobate trachytic lava flow that is 2 km long and 2.5 km wide. The flow is bounded by steep margins and displays prominent concentric pressure ridges. The dominantly Pleistocene Paka shield volcano in the Gregory Rift contains a small 1.5-km-wide summit caldera that is cut on the SE by a large crater. Photo by Hunting Aereo Surveys (published in Green and Short, 1971).

Muruese (upper left) is a breached cone on the lower SW flank of Paka volcano. It fed this lobate trachytic lava flow that is 2 km long and 2.5 km wide. The flow is bounded by steep margins and displays prominent concentric pressure ridges. The dominantly Pleistocene Paka shield volcano in the Gregory Rift contains a small 1.5-km-wide summit caldera that is cut on the SE by a large crater.

Photo by Hunting Aereo Surveys (published in Green and Short, 1971).

Keywords: lava flow | scoria cone


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