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).