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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.

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.

Keywords: stratovolcano


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