Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04084
The steep-sided caldera walls of Cosigüina volcano rise 500 m above a lake on the caldera floor. Inter-bedded gray lava flows and brownish pyroclastic deposits forming the pre-caldera stratovolcano are exposed in the far wall. Observers of Cosigüina prior to the catastrophic 1835 eruption described the volcano as being of low height, with a flat top, suggesting that the caldera was in existence prior to the eruption.
Photo by Jaime Incer.
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