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Volcanos!! - II

September 2nd, 2008 at 08:47 am

Here's the Santa Ana or Ilamatepec...it's the highest in El Salvador, at 2,382 m (~7,814 feet)It's last eruption was in 2005!! GULP! ...you can see the Izalco in the background...


The Izalco, which is probably what most people think about when they think about a volcano. It's the youngest in the country- only 200 years old. ...it used to be called El Faro del Pacifico, or lighthouse of the Pacific, because the ships could see it from the ocean at night (it must have been beautiful!) ...It's last eruption was in 1966 .."inexplicable" they say, one day it just stopped...I have my own theory, of course! LOL! - you see, they built a hotel on a mountain across from it, so tourists could come and stay there and watch...the volcano "inexplicably" stopped erupting about 2 weeks before the official opening... I guess he didn't want people making money off him! LOL!



So you get an idea what the country looks like:

3 Responses to “Volcanos!! - II”

  1. Analise Says:

    Thanks for the very interesting information!

  2. dmontngrey Says:

    I laughed so hard at the story about Izalco! Thanks for sharing that. Very interesting indeed and does make you wonder. Smile

  3. Apprentice Fun-Frugalist Says:

    Thanks for the pics & info !! :-)

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