Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10204
The Plaza de Toros tuff ring on the SE side of Isla San Luis is seen here from the east in 2000. Remnants of dacite lava flows are visible in the upper walls of the crater. Only a third of the tuff ring is still standing; the rest has subsided along normal faults or was eroded by wave action. Longshore currents have redistributed volcanic deposits to produce the tombolo to the upper right that forms the SW tip of the island and is 2 km long at low tide.
Photo by Keith Sutter, 2000.
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Keywords: tuff ring | crater | island volcano | erosion | stratigraphy
Isla San Luis