Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04041
The Ahuachapán geothermal area on the NW flank of Laguna Verde has been used for power generation since 1975. It is one of the most recent manifestations of activity in a group of Pleistocene and Holocene volcanoes comprising the Cuyanausul Range. The Cerro El Aguila and Cerro Los Naranjos volcanoes at the eastern end are Holocene in age. A 1990 steam explosion from the Ahuachapán thermal area resulted in fatalities.
Photo by Dick Stoiber, 1962 (Dartmouth College).
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