Izalco Volcano, El Salvador

High-angle view of Izalco Volcano, El Salvador


Izalco Volcano

A day trip from El Salvador’s capital, San Salvador, the famous volcano Izalco stands well over a mile high and is considered to have a perfectly shaped black lava cone. Its frequent eruptions in the past have left its slopes free of vegetation, so it stands in stark contrast to the greenery below.

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If you are interested in seeing some of the volcanoes of the United States, the United States Geological Survey, or USGS, provides webcam images on the Internet. You can also do a search for images of volcanoes in the United States.

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