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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08245

Las Pilas volcanic complex forms a broad massif seen here from the SSE rising above the Nicaraguan depression.  This 30-km-long chain was erupted along a N-S-trending fissure and includes (from left to right) conical Asososca volcano, flat-topped Cerro Los Tacanistes, the unforested summit of Las Pilas itself (the high point of the range), and Cerro El Picacho. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).

Las Pilas volcanic complex forms a broad massif seen here from the SSE rising above the Nicaraguan depression. This 30-km-long chain was erupted along a N-S-trending fissure and includes (from left to right) conical Asososca volcano, flat-topped Cerro Los Tacanistes, the unforested summit of Las Pilas itself (the high point of the range), and Cerro El Picacho.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).

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Las Pilas