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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10775

Cerro Buena Vista (CBV) is an eroded Pleistocene stratovolcano located in the Jucuarán Range in the SE corner of El Salvador.  The Jucuarán Range consists primarily of Pliocene volcanic rocks of the Bálsamo Formation.  The 750-m-high Cerro Buena Vista volcano lies about 10 km north of the Pacific coast and SW of Laguna de Olomega, the 6-km-wide lake at the top-center.  A broad crater at Cerro Buena Vista roughly 1 km wide is breached to the WSW.  North is to the upper left in this NASA Space Shuttle Image. NASA Space Shuttle image  STS61C-31-47, 1986 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).

Cerro Buena Vista (CBV) is an eroded Pleistocene stratovolcano located in the Jucuarán Range in the SE corner of El Salvador. The Jucuarán Range consists primarily of Pliocene volcanic rocks of the Bálsamo Formation. The 750-m-high Cerro Buena Vista volcano lies about 10 km north of the Pacific coast and SW of Laguna de Olomega, the 6-km-wide lake at the top-center. A broad crater at Cerro Buena Vista roughly 1 km wide is breached to the WSW. North is to the upper left in this NASA Space Shuttle Image.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS61C-31-47, 1986 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).


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