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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10272

Santa María volcano, located south of the city Quetzaltenango, the second largest in Guatemala, is one of the country's most active volcanoes.  Santiaguito lava dome was constructed within a large crater formed during the 1902 eruption of Santa María.  The unvegetated lava flow above and to the right of Santa María was erupted from Cerro Quemado volcano, part of the Almolonga volcanic complex, which also includes the series of lava domes to the north of Cerro Quemado.  The large forested depression at the left is cut into Siete Orejas volcano. NASA International Space Station image ISS004-E-7999, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).

Santa María volcano, located south of the city Quetzaltenango, the second largest in Guatemala, is one of the country's most active volcanoes. Santiaguito lava dome was constructed within a large crater formed during the 1902 eruption of Santa María. The unvegetated lava flow above and to the right of Santa María was erupted from Cerro Quemado volcano, part of the Almolonga volcanic complex, which also includes the series of lava domes to the north of Cerro Quemado. The large forested depression at the left is cut into Siete Orejas volcano.

NASA International Space Station image ISS004-E-7999, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).


Almolonga

Santa María

Siete Orejas