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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09629

A steam plume rises from Cráter Activo of Rincón de la Vieja, seen here from the south with an acidic crater lake filling the innermost of two nested craters. Frequent eruptions and acid rain have kept the flanks of the cone unvegetated. Remobilization of fresh deposits has produced lahars down the Quebrada Azufrosa to the upper right. Photo by Federico Chavarria Kopper, 1999.

A steam plume rises from Cráter Activo of Rincón de la Vieja, seen here from the south with an acidic crater lake filling the innermost of two nested craters. Frequent eruptions and acid rain have kept the flanks of the cone unvegetated. Remobilization of fresh deposits has produced lahars down the Quebrada Azufrosa to the upper right.

Photo by Federico Chavarria Kopper, 1999.

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Rincón de la Vieja