Strato Volcanoes

Here is a classically-formed strato volcano called Santa Maria, in Guatemala. Santa Maria had a huge eruption in 1902, from a vent on the other side of the cone as viewed from this direction. The big 1902 eruption was not from the summit. Starting in 1929, a lava dome began to grow in the 1902 crater, and it is still active today. It is named Santiaguito. The relatively large city of Quetzaltenango is out of view to the right.

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