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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11735

Funchal, the capital city of Madeira, is seen here along the southeast flanks of the massive shield volcano forming the island. The island is the emergent summit of a volcano that rises about 6 km from the seafloor in an E-W-trending rift zone. Following a period of extensive erosion, renewed eruptions produced cinder cones and lava flows that traveled down dissected valleys. Photo by Paul Bernhardt.

Funchal, the capital city of Madeira, is seen here along the southeast flanks of the massive shield volcano forming the island. The island is the emergent summit of a volcano that rises about 6 km from the seafloor in an E-W-trending rift zone. Following a period of extensive erosion, renewed eruptions produced cinder cones and lava flows that traveled down dissected valleys.

Photo by Paul Bernhardt.


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