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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08063

Laguna de Asososca in the foreground is a maar that was constructed along a fissure extending south from Las Pilas volcano.  The maar is elongated N-S in the direction of the fissure system and is about 2 km long in that direction.  Prevailing winds to the west constructed a higher rim on that side, the vantage point of this photo.  The cloud-capped conical peak in the distance is Momotombo, and the much lower peak to its right is Momotombito, which forms an island in Lake Managua. Photo by Jaime Incer.

Laguna de Asososca in the foreground is a maar that was constructed along a fissure extending south from Las Pilas volcano. The maar is elongated N-S in the direction of the fissure system and is about 2 km long in that direction. Prevailing winds to the west constructed a higher rim on that side, the vantage point of this photo. The cloud-capped conical peak in the distance is Momotombo, and the much lower peak to its right is Momotombito, which forms an island in Lake Managua.

Photo by Jaime Incer.


Las Pilas

Momotombo