Izalco volcano, El Salvador

Izalco volcano, El Salvador (Picture taken by Gary, KGH).

Izalco is a stratovolcano on the side of the Santa Ana Volcano, which is located in western El Salvador. Izalco erupted almost continuously from 1770 (when it formed) to 1958 earning it the nickname of "Lighthouse of the Pacific", and experienced a flank eruption in 1966.

The volcano is visited and climbed regularly by tourists to El Salvador via the Cerro Verde National Park and is a national icon of the country. The volcano is currently quiescent but may erupt again.

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