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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11565

The stratovolcano at the lower center of this radar image is Cerro el Ciguatepe, one of several Quaternary volcanoes that lie in the Nicaraguan interior highlands.  A well-preserved 1.5-km-wide crater is breached to the SW and partially filled by a blocky plug dome.  The steep-sided stratovolcano was constructed at the boundary of flat-lying Tertiary ignimbrite deposits and fault-blocks bordering the Nicaraguan depression.   Radar image, 1971 (courtesy of Jaime Incer).

The stratovolcano at the lower center of this radar image is Cerro el Ciguatepe, one of several Quaternary volcanoes that lie in the Nicaraguan interior highlands. A well-preserved 1.5-km-wide crater is breached to the SW and partially filled by a blocky plug dome. The steep-sided stratovolcano was constructed at the boundary of flat-lying Tertiary ignimbrite deposits and fault-blocks bordering the Nicaraguan depression.

Radar image, 1971 (courtesy of Jaime Incer).


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