Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10377
The twin summits of San Vicente volcano form one of El Salvador's most prominent natural landmarks. Fresh scarps from landslides produced during the January 2001 earthquake scar the flanks of the volcano. The San Vicente area and towns at the foot of the volcano were particularly hard hit by the tectonic earthquake and suffered extensive damage. The Tecapa volcanic complex and conical San Miguel volcano rise in the distance.
Photo by Paul Kimberly, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).