Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10272
Santa María, located south of the city Quetzaltenango, is one of the country's most active volcanoes. The Santiaguito lava dome complex was constructed within a large crater formed during the 1902 eruption. The unvegetated lava flow above and to the right of Santa María was erupted from Cerro Quemado, part of the Almolonga volcanic complex, which also includes the series of lava domes to the north of Cerro Quemado. The large forested valley to the left is part of Siete Orejas volcano.
NASA International Space Station image ISS004-E-7999, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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Keywords: lava dome