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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04190

Three Masaya summit craters are visible in this view to the NW; Santiago crater appears in the foreground, with the flat, high surface of Nindirí crater in the middle and San Pedro crater behind it.  The flat-lying, lighter-colored lavas in the center are a part of a lava lake emplaced in Nindirí crater during an eruption in July 1852.  A small lava flow was also emitted at that time, a few years before the formation of Santiago and San Pedro pit craters in 1858-1859. The NW wall of Masaya caldera forms the low ridge in the middle distance. Copyrighted photo by Dick Stoiber, 1963 (Dartmouth College).

Three Masaya summit craters are visible in this view to the NW; Santiago crater appears in the foreground, with the flat, high surface of Nindirí crater in the middle and San Pedro crater behind it. The flat-lying, lighter-colored lavas in the center are a part of a lava lake emplaced in Nindirí crater during an eruption in July 1852. A small lava flow was also emitted at that time, a few years before the formation of Santiago and San Pedro pit craters in 1858-1859. The NW wall of Masaya caldera forms the low ridge in the middle distance.

Copyrighted photo by Dick Stoiber, 1963 (Dartmouth College).


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