Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12775
This December 2015 photograph shows the western flank of Volcán Cayambe with a small glacial lake (about 2 km down the SW flank), just above the Refugio Ruales Oleas Bergé. The presence of an ice cap at its summit represents a significant hazard, because melting of the ice by even small eruptions could generate large-volume lahars or debris flows.
Photo by Ailsa Naismith, 2015.
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