Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04166
Momotombo volcano, seen here from the east, is a prominent youthful stratovolcano constructed along the shores of Lake Managua. The peninsula in the foreground is Punta del Diablo, and the light-colored area at the left is the site of the Momotombo geothermal plant. The young volcano is only 4500 years old and has a long record of strombolian eruptions, with occasional larger explosive activity. In the distance are the conical peak of Cerro Asososca and the broad summit of Las Pilas volcano.
Photo by Jaime Incer, 1983.