Guguan, Mariana Islands

Location: 17.3N, 145.9E

Guguan is a stratovolcano and part of the Marianas volcanic arc . The volcanoes of this arc are related to the subduction of the Pacific Plate beneath the Philippine Plate. A single historic eruption at Guguan in 1883 produced pyroclastic flows and lava flows. Photograph by Norm Banks, U.S. Geological Survey, May, 1981.

Guguan. Photograph by Frank Trusdell, U.S. Geological Survey.

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Source of Information:

Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience Press, Tucson, AZ, 349 p.

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