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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09519

The 3-km-wide Sarigan volcano is seen here from the NE. The flat area to the right consists of a cone with a 750-m-wide summit crater that contains a small cone. The youngest eruptions produced two lava domes from vents on and near the S crater rim, forming the island's high point to the left. Holocene lava flows from the dome complex reached the coast to the left-center and formed the peninsula to the far left. Photo by Dick Moore, 1990 (U.S. Geological Survey).

The 3-km-wide Sarigan volcano is seen here from the NE. The flat area to the right consists of a cone with a 750-m-wide summit crater that contains a small cone. The youngest eruptions produced two lava domes from vents on and near the S crater rim, forming the island's high point to the left. Holocene lava flows from the dome complex reached the coast to the left-center and formed the peninsula to the far left.

Photo by Dick Moore, 1990 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Keywords: cone | erosion | island volcano | lava dome


Sarigan