Photo of the Day: Volcano Cerro Negro in Leon

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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. 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.

Cerro Negro has erupted frequently since its first eruption. One unusual aspect of several eruptions has been the emission of ash from the top of the cone, while lava erupts from fractures at the base. – Wikipedia

Trekking in Leon

Trekking to Volcano Cerro Negro in Nicaragua

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One Response to “Photo of the Day: Volcano Cerro Negro in Leon”

  1. Juno says:

    Love it! Wow. Great capture.

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