Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07519
The Laguna Las Ninfas-Laguna Verde volcanic complex is seen here from the NW with steam plumes of the Ahuachapán geothermal field in the midground. The 5-km-wide Concepción de Ataco caldera formed during the late Pleistocene following the eruption of about 70 km3 of pyroclastic flows and airfall tephra. Flat-topped Laguna Verde at the center of the photo and Las Ninfas at the right are post-caldera cones. Cerro Cuyanausul (left) was constructed prior to caldera formation and lies to the east of the caldera.
Photo by Pat Dobson, 1999 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).
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