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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11432

Clouds almost entirely obscure the small island of Kao (lower-center) in this NASA Space Shuttle image, and a circular cloud pattern rises above the caldera rim of the larger island of Tofua (left-center). No historical eruptions are known from Kao, and fresh-appearing lava flows are not seen, although the absence of sufficient time for erosion to produce deep gullies or high sea cliffs suggests a very recent origin. NASA Space Station image ISS008-E-14026, 2004 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).

Clouds almost entirely obscure the small island of Kao (lower-center) in this NASA Space Shuttle image, and a circular cloud pattern rises above the caldera rim of the larger island of Tofua (left-center). No historical eruptions are known from Kao, and fresh-appearing lava flows are not seen, although the absence of sufficient time for erosion to produce deep gullies or high sea cliffs suggests a very recent origin.

NASA Space Station image ISS008-E-14026, 2004 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).


Kao

Tofua