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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11651

An aerial view from the NE shows Volcán Ecuador with its large caldera breached to the SW.  Erosion has extensively modified the lower outer flanks of the volcano.  East flank fissures at the lower left feed fresh lava flows, and large pit craters dot the upper eastern flank of the volcano.  A large pyroclastic cone constructed on the floor of the caldera can be seen near the coast at the upper right, and fresh lava flows blanket the caldera floor.  Photo by Patricio Ramon, 2004 (Instituto Geofisca, Escuela Politecnica Nacional).

An aerial view from the NE shows Volcán Ecuador with its large caldera breached to the SW. Erosion has extensively modified the lower outer flanks of the volcano. East flank fissures at the lower left feed fresh lava flows, and large pit craters dot the upper eastern flank of the volcano. A large pyroclastic cone constructed on the floor of the caldera can be seen near the coast at the upper right, and fresh lava flows blanket the caldera floor.

Photo by Patricio Ramon, 2004 (Instituto Geofisca, Escuela Politecnica Nacional).


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