Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07196
A fumarolic area known as Chinameca 4 is one of several surrounding the city of Chinameca. Temperatures of around 100 degrees Centigrade have been recorded at the fumaroles of Ausoles la Viejona, Ausoles el Boquerón, and Infiernillos de Chinameca. The high heat flow has made this area the object of geothermal exploration.
Photo courtesy of Comisión Ejecutiva Hidroeléctricia del Río Lempa (CEL).