El Salvador. The Ring of Fire.



Erupting volcano (http://inapcache.boston.com)

As part of the famous Ring of Fire, the tiny country of El Salvador has more than 20 active volcanoes dotted around the landscape. The largest is San Salvador which stands tall over the capital city by the same name. It last erupted in 1917 after an enormous earthquake in the region.

In December 2013, the Chaparrastique volcano erupted in the coffee growing region to the East of the country. Thousands were evacuated but thankfully there were no injuries or loss of property. Chaparrastique is the third largest active volcano in El Salvador.


Ring of Fire (earthobservatory.nasa.gov)

Have you been? Have you seen or climbed these amazing volcanoes? We’d love to hear about it!



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