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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04065

Chinameca is a small stratovolcano with a 2-km-wide, steep-sided summit caldera.  It is seen here from the flanks of San Miguel volcano to its SE.  The Holocene cone of Cerro el Limbo (left-center) on the western flank rises above the caldera rim, and a Holocene lava flow extends to the north from a NNW-flank vent.  The low peak on the far right above the foreground trees is Cerro Partido (also known as El Chimarrón). Photo by Kristal Dorion, 1994 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Chinameca is a small stratovolcano with a 2-km-wide, steep-sided summit caldera. It is seen here from the flanks of San Miguel volcano to its SE. The Holocene cone of Cerro el Limbo (left-center) on the western flank rises above the caldera rim, and a Holocene lava flow extends to the north from a NNW-flank vent. The low peak on the far right above the foreground trees is Cerro Partido (also known as El Chimarrón).

Photo by Kristal Dorion, 1994 (U.S. Geological Survey).


Chinameca