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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04170

Hydrothermally altered ground in the foreground is part of 2 sq km geothermal field on the southern flank of Momotombo volcano.  The Patricio Arguello Ryan geothermal plant at one point produced 25% of the electrical power of Nicaragua.  Summit crater fumarolic activity increased following development of the geothermal field. Photo by Jaime Incer.

Hydrothermally altered ground in the foreground is part of 2 sq km geothermal field on the southern flank of Momotombo volcano. The Patricio Arguello Ryan geothermal plant at one point produced 25% of the electrical power of Nicaragua. Summit crater fumarolic activity increased following development of the geothermal field.

Photo by Jaime Incer.


Momotombo