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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04163

Oxidized, reddish-colored rocks form much of the summit cone of Momotombo volcano, seen here from the NW towering more than a kilometer above one of several small ponds on the floor of Monte Galán caldera.  The 4-km-wide caldera was the source of a major ignimbrite about 50,000 years ago. Photo by Jaime Incer.

Oxidized, reddish-colored rocks form much of the summit cone of Momotombo volcano, seen here from the NW towering more than a kilometer above one of several small ponds on the floor of Monte Galán caldera. The 4-km-wide caldera was the source of a major ignimbrite about 50,000 years ago.

Photo by Jaime Incer.


Momotombo