BackgroundThe 10 x 15 km island of Flores is dotted by numerous pyroclastic cones and craters. Several young phreatomagmatic craters and associated lava flows were erupted during the Holocene, including two about 3000 years ago. The Caldeira Funda de Lajes tuff ring formed about 3150 years ago, accompanied by a lava flow that traveled to the SE, reaching the coast at Lajes. The Caldeira Comprida tuff ring in Caldeira Seca, west-central Flores, erupted about 2900 years ago. It produced a lava flow that traveled NW-ward and reached the coast at Faja Grande.
Source: Smithsonian GVP
Glowing avalanches and ash venting at dusk of 1 Dec. Part of the older 1982 Rokatenda lava dome to the left in the image (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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