Satellite Image, Photo, Volcanoes Acatenango and Fuego, Guatemala

The two prominent stratovolcanoes near the center of the picture (look for the radial drainage) are Acatenango (north) and Fuego (south). Their respective summit elevations are 13,045 feet (3976 meters) and 12,336 feet (3760 meters) above sea level. These volcanoes are part of a volcanic belt, which is aligned northwest to southeast near the west coast of Central America. The volcanic belt is the result of the Cocos Plate and a small piece of the Nazca Plate being subducted under the Caribbean Plate. This image graphically shows the volcanic axis that extends from Lago (lake) Atitlan (dark feature, bottom right) southeasterly to beyond the smaller lake (dark feature) south of the lighter colored landscape of Guatemala City (middle left edge-not to be confused with the white clouds). The darker-looking mountainous terrain and the flanks of the volcanoes are covered by lush forest vegetation.
Source: National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA/JPL/NIMA

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