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Aerial Photo

An aerial photograph of Surtsey taken on August 29, 2002. North is at the top of the photo. The semicircular craters in the centre of the photo reach an elevation of 154 m. The light brown areas are palagonite tuff. The lava has flowed principally to the south and east, and a large vegetation spot can be seen where a large gull colony is located in the southernmost part of the lava. Shown here with permission from Loftmyndir Ltd. ("Borhola" means drillhole in Icelandic)

- last updated 20 March, 2005


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