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Masaya volcano

Lava lake of Masaya Volcano
Lava lake of Masaya Volcano. / Jorge Mejía peralta, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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Very active and unusual volcano (635 m) with several active craters. One crater contains molten lava, Santiago crater emits large amounts of sulfur dioxide, which created acid rain and eliminated vegetation around the volcano. Masaya crater contains intermittent lava lakes – in 1670 in Nindiri crater it was up to 1 km large, by far the largest known lava lake.

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5.4 out of 10 stars 54.0%

GPS coordinates
11.9850 N 86.1683 W
Location, address
North America, Central America, Nicaragua, some 9 km west from the centre of Masaya town

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