Farallon de Pajaros, Mariana Islands

Location: 20.5N, 144.9E
Elevation: 1,180 feet (360 m)


Farallon de Pajaros, also called Uracas, is a stratovolcano that forms an uninhabited island about 1.2 miles (2 km) in diameter. It has erupted at least 16 times since 1864, most recently in 1967. Most eruptions are explosive. About half of them produced lava flows. Some are on the submarine flanks of the volcano. Photograph by Frank Trusdell, U.S. Geological Survey.


Photograph by Frank Trusdell, U.S. Geological Survey, May 1992.

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Sources of Information:

McClelland, L., Simkin, T., Summers, M., Nielsen, E., and Stein, T.C., 1989, Global Volcanism 1975-1985: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice Hall, 655 p.

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



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