Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11706
Savai'i, the largest and highest of the Samoan islands, is shown in this NASA Landsat image (N is to the top). The 75-km-long island consists of a shield volcano constructed along a WNW-ESE-trending rift zone that splits into two rifts on the E side of the island. The broad crest contains numerous scoria cones, some of which were the source of historical eruptions that produced lava flows that reached the sea.
NASA Landsat 7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
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Keywords: island volcano