Santa Ana Crater lake (Santa Ana Department, El Salvador)

Santa Ana crater lake, El Salvador

Volcano: Santa Ana (see Santa Ana at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Lake
Description: The Santa Ana Volcano or Ilamatepec (Spanish: volcán de Santa Ana) is a large stratovolcano located in the Santa Ana department of El Salvador. At 2,381 metres above sea level, it is the highest volcano in the country.The summit of Santa Ana features four nested calderas and volcanic craters, with the innermost containing a small crater lake.

Point of contact for this site:
Agnes Mazot, (Department of Volcanology, GNS Science)

No measurements available for this site.

Bibliographic references for this site

Bernard, A., Escobar, C.D., Mazot, A., and Gutiérrez, R.E., 2004,The acid volcanic lake of Santa Ana volcano, El Salvador, Rose, W.I., et al., eds., Natural hazards in El Salvador: Geological Society of America Special Paper , vol.375, pp. 121–134, DOI: 10.1130/0-8137-2375-2.121

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