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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04647

This aerial view shows Izalco with south at the top of the photo. The cone was constructed during frequent eruptions over a two-century period beginning in 1770. Strombolian eruptions from the summit crater were sometimes accompanied by lava flows that traveled down the flank to the south, extending as far as 7 km from the summit. Copyrighted photo by Stephen O'Meara.

This aerial view shows Izalco with south at the top of the photo. The cone was constructed during frequent eruptions over a two-century period beginning in 1770. Strombolian eruptions from the summit crater were sometimes accompanied by lava flows that traveled down the flank to the south, extending as far as 7 km from the summit.

Copyrighted photo by Stephen O'Meara.

Keywords: stratovolcano | crater | lava flow


Izalco