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August 7, 2023 — View of the northwest side of Taʻū Island, American Samoa

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A view of the northwest side of Taʻū Island in American Samoa. This island is a shield volcano with small scoria cones on its upper flanks and tuff cones at sea level. The history of this volcano is currently being studied to better understand the eruptions that built it. The light brown material in the foreground at sea level is part of a tuff cone at Faleāsao. USGS photo by D. Downs.


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