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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11299

An unnamed eroded compound crater lies near the western margin of the Rincón de la Vieja volcanic massif in this aerial view from the SE.  This roughly kilometer-wide crater lies about 2 km west of the Active Crater.  Steep, closely spaced erosional valleys cutting the flanks of the 1700-m-high cone are prominent at the lower left.  Rincón de la Vieja means "The Old Lady's Corner," an apparent reference to its isolated location. Photo by Eliecer Duarte (OVSICORI-UNA).

An unnamed eroded compound crater lies near the western margin of the Rincón de la Vieja volcanic massif in this aerial view from the SE. This roughly kilometer-wide crater lies about 2 km west of the Active Crater. Steep, closely spaced erosional valleys cutting the flanks of the 1700-m-high cone are prominent at the lower left. Rincón de la Vieja means "The Old Lady's Corner," an apparent reference to its isolated location.

Photo by Eliecer Duarte (OVSICORI-UNA).


Rincón de la Vieja