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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11915

The 75-km-long island of Savai'i, the largest and highest of the Samoan islands, is a low-angle shield volcano. Numerous scoria cones dot the broad low-profile crest. The unvegetated lava flows in the foreground were emplaced during the most recent eruption in 1905. Photo by Karoly Nemeth (Massey University).

The 75-km-long island of Savai'i, the largest and highest of the Samoan islands, is a low-angle shield volcano. Numerous scoria cones dot the broad low-profile crest. The unvegetated lava flows in the foreground were emplaced during the most recent eruption in 1905.

Photo by Karoly Nemeth (Massey University).

Keywords: scoria cone | island volcano | shield volcano | lava flow


Savai'i