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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11671

A steam-and-gas plume rises from the central cone of Reventador volcano in this March 11, 2005 aerial view from the SE.  Several lava flows generated during eruptions in 2002 and 2004-2005 are visible on the south and SE flanks of the central cone.  The 3562-m-high central cone was constructed within the large 4-km-wide horseshoe-shaped caldera breached to the east (lower right).  The caldera was formed during a major collapse of the volcano, which produced a massive debris avalanche that swept into the Amazon basin. Photo by Patricio Ramon, 2005 (Instituto Geofisca, Escuela Politecnica Nacional).

A steam-and-gas plume rises from the central cone of Reventador volcano in this March 11, 2005 aerial view from the SE. Several lava flows generated during eruptions in 2002 and 2004-2005 are visible on the south and SE flanks of the central cone. The 3562-m-high central cone was constructed within the large 4-km-wide horseshoe-shaped caldera breached to the east (lower right). The caldera was formed during a major collapse of the volcano, which produced a massive debris avalanche that swept into the Amazon basin.

Photo by Patricio Ramon, 2005 (Instituto Geofisca, Escuela Politecnica Nacional).


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