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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03950

A small atmospheric cloud caps the summit of symmetrical Agua volcano, which rises to 3760 m above the city of Escuintla.  The volcano towers 3400 m above the city, the largest on the Pacific coastal plain of Guatemala.  Escuintla underlies a massive debris-avalanche deposit from the Fuego-Acatenango massif, out of view to the left.  No historical eruptions have occurred from Agua, but its relatively undissected profile indicates a youthful age. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1988 (Smithsonian Institution).

A small atmospheric cloud caps the summit of symmetrical Agua volcano, which rises to 3760 m above the city of Escuintla. The volcano towers 3400 m above the city, the largest on the Pacific coastal plain of Guatemala. Escuintla underlies a massive debris-avalanche deposit from the Fuego-Acatenango massif, out of view to the left. No historical eruptions have occurred from Agua, but its relatively undissected profile indicates a youthful age.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1988 (Smithsonian Institution).


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