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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11199

A view to the NW from Green Mountain shows The Sisters (left) and Perfect Crater (right-center), cinder cones on the flanks of the Ascensión Island volcano, which lies just west of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.  The isolated island is dotted with more than 100 youthful parasitic cones and lava domes, many aligned along two fissures.  Although no eruptive activity has occurred since its discovery during the 16th century, many volcanic features on Ascensión have a very youthful appearance.   Photo by Jon Davidson (University of Durham).

A view to the NW from Green Mountain shows The Sisters (left) and Perfect Crater (right-center), cinder cones on the flanks of the Ascensión Island volcano, which lies just west of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The isolated island is dotted with more than 100 youthful parasitic cones and lava domes, many aligned along two fissures. Although no eruptive activity has occurred since its discovery during the 16th century, many volcanic features on Ascensión have a very youthful appearance.

Photo by Jon Davidson (University of Durham).


Ascensión