Ascension Island is a Holocene stratovolcano with no known historic eruptions. Space Shuttle photo STS070-0712-0086.

The following photographs are of lava fields on Ascension. They were provided and copyrighted by Olivier Staiger.


Sources of Information:

Neumann van Padang, M., Richards, A.F., Machado, F., Bravo, T., Baker, E., Le Maitre, W., 1967, Part XXI, Atlantic Ocean: Catalogue of the active volcanoes of the world, International Association of Volcanology, Rome, Italy, 128 p.

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

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Ascension Island
South Atlantic Ocean