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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03945

Agua volcano forms a scenic backdrop to the historical colonial city of Antigua Guatemala and is one of three major volcanoes surrounding the town.  The capital city of Guatemala was moved here following a catastrophic mudflow from Agua in 1541 that destroyed the former capital city, now known as Ciudad Vieja.  Photo by Lee Siebert, 1988 (Smithsonian Institution).

Agua volcano forms a scenic backdrop to the historical colonial city of Antigua Guatemala and is one of three major volcanoes surrounding the town. The capital city of Guatemala was moved here following a catastrophic mudflow from Agua in 1541 that destroyed the former capital city, now known as Ciudad Vieja.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1988 (Smithsonian Institution).


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