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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07636

The rounded peak of Usulután is the 2nd highest of a cluster of volcanic peaks north of the Pacific coastal plain between San Vicente and San Miguel volcanoes.  Usulután is seen here from the SSW with a large erosional valley cutting its flank.  Cerro Oromontique, the small peak on the left horizon, was erupted along a fissure cutting the flank of El Tigre volcano.  Relatively young lava flows are located on the southern flank of Usulután volcano. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).

The rounded peak of Usulután is the 2nd highest of a cluster of volcanic peaks north of the Pacific coastal plain between San Vicente and San Miguel volcanoes. Usulután is seen here from the SSW with a large erosional valley cutting its flank. Cerro Oromontique, the small peak on the left horizon, was erupted along a fissure cutting the flank of El Tigre volcano. Relatively young lava flows are located on the southern flank of Usulután volcano.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).


Usulután