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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04209

Cloudcaps frequently mantle the summit of Volcán Concepción, one of Nicaragua's highest volcanoes.  Concepción volcano towers to about 1700 m above Lake Nicaragua and is one of two major volcanoes forming Ometepe Island (also known as Chorotega, meaning "twin peaks").  The small peak on the lower SE flank at the lower right was constructed along one of four major N-S-trending fissures cutting the flanks of the volcano.  These satellitic eruptions produced pyroclastic cones, lava domes, tuff rings, and maars. Photo by Moser (courtesy of Jaime Incer).

Cloudcaps frequently mantle the summit of Volcán Concepción, one of Nicaragua's highest volcanoes. Concepción volcano towers to about 1700 m above Lake Nicaragua and is one of two major volcanoes forming Ometepe Island (also known as Chorotega, meaning "twin peaks"). The small peak on the lower SE flank at the lower right was constructed along one of four major N-S-trending fissures cutting the flanks of the volcano. These satellitic eruptions produced pyroclastic cones, lava domes, tuff rings, and maars.

Photo by Moser (courtesy of Jaime Incer).


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