Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04210
Volcán Concepción is one of Nicaragua's highest volcanoes and is also one of its most active. The symmetrical volcano, seen here from the SE from the isthmus connecting it to Madera volcano, forms the NW half of the dumbbell-shaped island of Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua. N-S-trending fractures cutting across the volcano are associated with spatter cones, cinder cones, and maars on the flanks. Concepción has had frequent moderate explosive eruptions in the past century, most of which have originated from a small summit crater.
Photo by Jaime Incer.