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Lake Ilopango, El Salvado
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Lake Ilopango, El Salvador

 (JPG) Lake Ilopango, El Salvador (1,160,046 bytes) ( 2,855 x 1,538 )
Lake Ilopango is a crater lake which fills a volcanic caldera in central El Salvador, immediately east of the capital city San Salvador. The caldera collapsed most recently in about 500 AD, producing 20 times as much ash as the Mount St. Helens eruption, and blanketing an area of at least 10,000 square kilometers waist-deep in ash. The only historical eruption occurred in 1879, forming lava domes, now islets in the lake. Quetzaltepec is the stratovolcano just west of the city. Its last eruption in 1917 produced lavas flowing down the northwest flank, and evaporated the crater lake. The image was acquired March 5, 2006, covers an area of 27 by 42 km, and is located at 13.7 degrees north, 89.1 degrees west.

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Lake Ilopango, El Salvador Lake Ilopango, El Salvador
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