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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04076

Islands dot the Gulf of Fonseca in this NE-looking view from Cerro el Havillal on Isla Conchagüita.  Isla Conchagüita is a small, 4-km-wide island across a narrow strait from Conchagua volcano.  Late-stage eruptions formed a small, sharp-topped cone with a 100-m-wide summit crater at the southern end of the island.  A crescent-shaped crater open to the west is located at the northern end of the island.  Minor ash emissions in 1892 were the only historical eruptions from Conchagüita. Copyrighted photo by Tom Coafford, 1973, courtesy of Dick Stoiber (Dartmouth College).

Islands dot the Gulf of Fonseca in this NE-looking view from Cerro el Havillal on Isla Conchagüita. Isla Conchagüita is a small, 4-km-wide island across a narrow strait from Conchagua volcano. Late-stage eruptions formed a small, sharp-topped cone with a 100-m-wide summit crater at the southern end of the island. A crescent-shaped crater open to the west is located at the northern end of the island. Minor ash emissions in 1892 were the only historical eruptions from Conchagüita.

Copyrighted photo by Tom Coafford, 1973, courtesy of Dick Stoiber (Dartmouth College).


Conchagüita