Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10328
An aerial view from the NNW shows gas emanating from the MacKenney cone. The rim of the large horseshoe-shaped crater within which the cone was constructed is visible in the foreground, partially covered by Cerro Chino scoria cone on the right. The crater formed by collapse of Pacaya during the late-Holocene and produced a debris avalanche that traveled down the Metapa river drainage to the SE, reaching as far as the Pacific coastal plain 25 km away.
Copyrighted photo by Stephen and Donna O'Meara, 1999.
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