Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08007
The Cerro Prieto lava dome is seen here beyond an evaporation pond of the Cerro Prieto geothermal field at the head of the Gulf of California, 35 km south of the city of Mexicali. The first geothermal power plants began operation at Cerro Prieto in 1973; nine power plants and about 130 wells were in operation in 1997.
Photo by Pat Dobson, 1998 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).
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Keywords: lava dome