Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04646
Volcán de Izalco is seen here from the north, on the southern flank of Santa Ana. It began erupting in 1770 CE and frequent Strombolian eruptions produced a steep-sided, 650-m-high stratovolcano over a 200-year period. Izalco was one of the most frequently active volcanoes in Central America, producing ejecta and lava flows from both summit and flank vents.
Copyrighted photo by Stephen O'Meara.