Photo of the Day: Volcano Cerro Negro in Nicaragua

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Cerro Negro is a volcano in the Cordillera de los Maribios mountain range in Nicaragua, about 10 km from the village of Malpaisillo. It is a very new volcano, the youngest in Central America, having first appeared in April 1850.  Despite its youth, Cerro Negro has been one of the most active volcanoes in Nicaragua, with its latest eruption occurring in 1999.  Since its birth in 1850, it has erupted 23 times, making Cerro Negro the most active cinder cone volcano in the history of our planet.

It consists of a gravelly basaltic cinder cone, which contrasts greatly with the surrounding verdant hillsides, and gives rise to its name, which means Black Hill. – Wikipedia

We took this photo while participating in Volcano Boarding through Big Foot Hostel in Leon. You are sure to get some serious scrapes and burns boarding down this gravel volcano.

Black Volcanoes in Central America

Volcano Cerro Negro in Nicaragua

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