Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04214
Volcán Maderas is a symmetrical, 1394-m-high stratovolcano that forms the SE end of the dumbbell-shaped Ometepe island in Lake Nicaragua. It is seen here from the upper slopes of Concepción volcano, to which it is connected by a narrow isthmus. Maderas is cut by numerous faults and small grabens. Many pyroclastic cones are situated on the lower NE flank down at the level of Lake Nicaragua. The latest period of major growth of the volcano took place more than 3000 years ago.
Photo by Alain Creuset-Eon, 1972 (courtesy of Jaime Incer).
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