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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08070

Zapatera Island, seen here from the NW on the lower flanks of Mombacho volcano, is a small low shield volcano that forms a 7 x 10 km wide island in Lake Nicaragua.  The small roughly circular 2-km-wide El Llano caldera is located near the center of the island.  Numerous low-rimmed tuff rings and maars are found on the northern and western sides of the densely forested 629-m-high island and across a narrow strait on the adjacent mainland.  Concepción is the conical volcano in the distance beyond Zapatera. Photo by Jaime Incer, 1995.

Zapatera Island, seen here from the NW on the lower flanks of Mombacho volcano, is a small low shield volcano that forms a 7 x 10 km wide island in Lake Nicaragua. The small roughly circular 2-km-wide El Llano caldera is located near the center of the island. Numerous low-rimmed tuff rings and maars are found on the northern and western sides of the densely forested 629-m-high island and across a narrow strait on the adjacent mainland. Concepción is the conical volcano in the distance beyond Zapatera.

Photo by Jaime Incer, 1995.


Zapatera