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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04141

The Cerro Negro scoria cone formed in April 1850. It has been one of Nicaragua's most active volcanoes, building up a roughly 250-m-high cone surrounded by a field of young lava flows. Cerro Negro is seen here in 1981 from Cerro la Mula to the north, the next in a chain of four cinder cones erupted along a N-S line. Photo by Mike Carr, 1981 (Rutgers University).

The Cerro Negro scoria cone formed in April 1850. It has been one of Nicaragua's most active volcanoes, building up a roughly 250-m-high cone surrounded by a field of young lava flows. Cerro Negro is seen here in 1981 from Cerro la Mula to the north, the next in a chain of four cinder cones erupted along a N-S line.

Photo by Mike Carr, 1981 (Rutgers University).

Keywords: scoria cone | lava flow | volcanic field | crater


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