Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07212
The broad massif of Cerro Cacahuatique lies in the interior valley of El Salvador about 30 km NNE of San Miguel volcano. The massive 1500-m-high Pleistocene stratovolcano (also spelled Cerro Cacaguatique) rises 1000 m above its base and is deeply dissected, although it still retains its subdued conical form. A large erosional caldera, formed through a breach on the SE side, truncates the summit.
Photo by Carlos Pullinger, 1999 (Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales, El Salvador).
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