Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07518
Momotombo volcano, seen here from the west near Puerto Momotombo, towers about 1250 m above Lake Managua. The volcano was constructed beginning about 4500 years ago SE of Monte Galán caldera, which lies out of view to the left. Geothermal exploration has occurred on its southern flank (the light-colored area at the right).
Photo by Pat Dobson, 1998 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).