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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08024

The south side of Mombacho volcano is cut by a large horseshoe-shaped depression that left two major summit peaks.  Recent landslips scar the face of the higher easternmost peak.  The depression was formed during collapse of the volcano, which produced a large debris avalanche that traveled to the south.  The 2-km-wide depression merges with a scarp from a NE-flank collapse, which lies on the other side of the notch in the center of the photo. Photo by Jaime Incer, 1996.

The south side of Mombacho volcano is cut by a large horseshoe-shaped depression that left two major summit peaks. Recent landslips scar the face of the higher easternmost peak. The depression was formed during collapse of the volcano, which produced a large debris avalanche that traveled to the south. The 2-km-wide depression merges with a scarp from a NE-flank collapse, which lies on the other side of the notch in the center of the photo.

Photo by Jaime Incer, 1996.


Mombacho