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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11733

The 90-km-long island of Madeira is seen in this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top).  Construction of the volcano along E-W-trending rift zones was followed by a period of extensive erosion and possible edifice collapse.  The capital city of Funchal lies along the SE coast, east of a large caldera that extends to the southern coast. Late-stage eruptions were scattered throughout the island, although the youngest activity took place along the west-central crest of the island, on the Paul da Serra plateau near the cloud near the center of this image.  NASA Landsat 7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)

The 90-km-long island of Madeira is seen in this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top). Construction of the volcano along E-W-trending rift zones was followed by a period of extensive erosion and possible edifice collapse. The capital city of Funchal lies along the SE coast, east of a large caldera that extends to the southern coast. Late-stage eruptions were scattered throughout the island, although the youngest activity took place along the west-central crest of the island, on the Paul da Serra plateau near the cloud near the center of this image.

NASA Landsat 7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)


Madeira