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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07846

Three major post-caldera stratovolcanoes fill the southern half of Atitlán caldera in this view from the NE.  Atitlán caldera was formed during three major explosive eruptions from the Miocene to late Pleistocene.  Conical Atitlán volcano (upper left) was constructed above the southern rim of the youngest caldera, Atitlán III, whose low southern rim is visible on the center horizon beyond narrow Santiago bay.  Tolimán (right of Atitlán) and San Pedro (upper right) overlie the rim of Atitlán II.  The buried rim of Atitlán I lies below the shoreline of Tolimán. Photo by Bill Rose, 1980 (Michigan Technological University).

Three major post-caldera stratovolcanoes fill the southern half of Atitlán caldera in this view from the NE. Atitlán caldera was formed during three major explosive eruptions from the Miocene to late Pleistocene. Conical Atitlán volcano (upper left) was constructed above the southern rim of the youngest caldera, Atitlán III, whose low southern rim is visible on the center horizon beyond narrow Santiago bay. Tolimán (right of Atitlán) and San Pedro (upper right) overlie the rim of Atitlán II. The buried rim of Atitlán I lies below the shoreline of Tolimán.

Photo by Bill Rose, 1980 (Michigan Technological University).


Atitlán

Tolimán

San Pedro