Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03978
The Pacaya volcanic complex is seen here from the north. The rounded Cerro Grande lava dome forms the high point to the left. The peak to the right is the historically active cone of Pacaya. It was constructed within an arcuate crater whose rim forms the flat ridge on either side of the cone. This September 1962 photo was taken prior to a long-term eruption beginning in 1965 from a new vent on the western flank. Frequent eruptions built MacKenney cone, which grew to the height of the previous cone.
Photo by Dick Stoiber, 1962 (Dartmouth College).
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