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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08291

This tranquil scene of steaming San Cristóbal volcano (left) and elongated Casita volcano (right) rising above fields in the León plain is marred by the fresh three-week-old scar of an avalanche and mudflow from Casita.  Torrential rainfall accompanying Hurricane Mitch in October 1998 contributed to the collapse near the summit of Casita, which inundated the towns of El Porvenir and Rolando Rodriguez as well as other settlements. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).

This tranquil scene of steaming San Cristóbal volcano (left) and elongated Casita volcano (right) rising above fields in the León plain is marred by the fresh three-week-old scar of an avalanche and mudflow from Casita. Torrential rainfall accompanying Hurricane Mitch in October 1998 contributed to the collapse near the summit of Casita, which inundated the towns of El Porvenir and Rolando Rodriguez as well as other settlements.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).


San Cristóbal