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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08244

Conical Momotombo volcano rises above the shores of Lake Managua, its waters dirtied by floods associated with hurricane Mitch in 1998.  Momotombo rises about 1250 m above the surface of the lake, which is only about 40 m above sea level.  The dramatic volcano is one of Nicaragua's most prominent landmarks and is featured on many of the country's postage stamps. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).

Conical Momotombo volcano rises above the shores of Lake Managua, its waters dirtied by floods associated with hurricane Mitch in 1998. Momotombo rises about 1250 m above the surface of the lake, which is only about 40 m above sea level. The dramatic volcano is one of Nicaragua's most prominent landmarks and is featured on many of the country's postage stamps.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).


Momotombo