Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08622
The crater lake of the Cráter Activo of Rincón de la Vieja is seen here on 2 April 1998 from its eastern rim during the 1998 eruption. The eruption began with phreatic explosions during 15-18 February that produced steam plumes up to 2 km above the crater lake, and scorched vegetation on the NE side of the crater. On 16 February a lahar traveled around 12 km down the Penjamo and Azul rivers. Twenty explosions were recognized from seismic records, and additional explosions were recorded in May, June, and September.
Photo by José Enrique Valverde Sanábria, 1998 (courtesy of Eduardo Malavassi, OVSICORI-UNA).
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