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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11664

A large breached caldera formed by edifice collapse during the Pleistocene truncates the summit of 4784-m-high Guagua Pichincha volcano, which overlooks Ecuador's capital city, Quito.  A lava dome was constructed within the active crater at the head of the collapse scarp. Photo by Patricio Ramon, 2003 (Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito).

A large breached caldera formed by edifice collapse during the Pleistocene truncates the summit of 4784-m-high Guagua Pichincha volcano, which overlooks Ecuador's capital city, Quito. A lava dome was constructed within the active crater at the head of the collapse scarp.

Photo by Patricio Ramon, 2003 (Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito).


Guagua Pichincha