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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09518

An aerial view from the SW shows the upper slopes of Asuncion in the northern Mariana Islands. It forms a circular 3-km-wide island that has had no permanent residents since the late 17th century. An explosive eruption in 1906 produced lava flows that descended about halfway down the W and S flanks. Photo by Dick Moore, 1992 (U.S. Geological Survey).

An aerial view from the SW shows the upper slopes of Asuncion in the northern Mariana Islands. It forms a circular 3-km-wide island that has had no permanent residents since the late 17th century. An explosive eruption in 1906 produced lava flows that descended about halfway down the W and S flanks.

Photo by Dick Moore, 1992 (U.S. Geological Survey).

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