Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11567
The deeply eroded Rota stratovolcano with its circular 1-km-wide summit crater lies at the bottom-center of this radar image. The latest eruption from the 832-m-high volcano produced thick andesitic lava flows NW of the summit, which extend nearly to the Malpaisillo road cutting diagonally across the image to the upper right. Two small NNW-SSE-trending lava domes (top-center), El Bosque, are located on the plain 2 km north of the flank of Rota (top-center). The Telica volcanic complex is visible at the upper left and lava flows from Las Pilas at the far right.
Radar image, 1971 (courtesy of Jaime Incer).