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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10165

Three peaks of the Santa Ana massif can be seen from the highway between Sonsonate and San Salvador.  The summit of Santa Ana volcano, barren as a result of historical eruptions and recent gas emission, is at the left, and conical, unvegetated Izalco volcano is at the right.  Forested Cerro Verde, one of a series of cones formed along a SE-NW line cutting across Santa Ana, is the rounded peak on the right-center horizon. Photo by Lee Siebert, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).

Three peaks of the Santa Ana massif can be seen from the highway between Sonsonate and San Salvador. The summit of Santa Ana volcano, barren as a result of historical eruptions and recent gas emission, is at the left, and conical, unvegetated Izalco volcano is at the right. Forested Cerro Verde, one of a series of cones formed along a SE-NW line cutting across Santa Ana, is the rounded peak on the right-center horizon.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).


Izalco

Santa Ana