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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07754

The irregular summit ridge of Volcán Suchitán is seen here from the SSW, west of the city of Asunción Mita.  The largely andesitic stratovolcano rises 1100 m above its base and is one of the largest in SE Guatemala.  The stratovolcano is extensively eroded, and large canyons cut its slopes.  Two basaltic lava flows of estimated Holocene age were erupted from vents on the northern and NW flanks. Photo by Giuseppina Kysar, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).

The irregular summit ridge of Volcán Suchitán is seen here from the SSW, west of the city of Asunción Mita. The largely andesitic stratovolcano rises 1100 m above its base and is one of the largest in SE Guatemala. The stratovolcano is extensively eroded, and large canyons cut its slopes. Two basaltic lava flows of estimated Holocene age were erupted from vents on the northern and NW flanks.

Photo by Giuseppina Kysar, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).


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