Chinameca stratovolcano is seen here from the SE near the summit of neighboring San Miguel volcano.
|Elevation||1,300 m (4,300 ft) |
|Location||San Miguel Department, El Salvador|
Chinameca (also known as El Pacayal) is a stratovolcano in central-eastern El Salvador. It lies north of San Miguel volcano and rises over the town of Chinameca. The volcano is topped by a 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) wide caldera known as Laguna Seca el Pacayal, and a satellite cone on the west side, Cerro el Limbo, rises higher than the caldera rim. Fumaroles can be found on the north side, and it has been the site of a geothermal exploration program.
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