Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07517
Steam rises from fumaroles at Laguna Caldera, within Amatitlán caldera near Pacaya. In addition to the fumaroles seen here near the southern margin of the caldera, hot springs are located at several places along the shore of Lake Amatitlán in the center of the caldera. This largely Pleistocene caldera has been the site of geothermal exploration because of the high heat flow in the system.
Photo by Pat Dobson, 1997 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).
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