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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07414

San Miguel is one of the most prominent volcanoes in El Salvador.  Its southern slopes, seen here, rise more than 2000 m above the farmlands on the Pacific coastal plain.  Both summit and flank vents have been active during historical time.  The dark-colored lava flow at the right-center was erupted from a SE-flank vent in 1819. Photo by Rick Wunderman, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).

San Miguel is one of the most prominent volcanoes in El Salvador. Its southern slopes, seen here, rise more than 2000 m above the farmlands on the Pacific coastal plain. Both summit and flank vents have been active during historical time. The dark-colored lava flow at the right-center was erupted from a SE-flank vent in 1819.

Photo by Rick Wunderman, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).


San Miguel