"Volcán de Izalco, El Salvador's youngest volcano, was born in in 1770 AD on the southern flank of Santa Ana volcano. Frequent strombolian eruptions from Izalco provided a night-time beacon for ships, causing the volcano to be known as El Faro, the "Lighthouse of the Pacific." During the two centuries prior to the cessation of activity in 1966, Izalco built a steep-sided, 650-m-high stratovolcano truncated by a 250-m-wide summit crater. Izalco has been one of the most frequently active volcanoes in North America, and its sparsely vegetated slopes contrast dramatically with neighboring forested volcanoes. Izalco's dominantly basaltic-andesite pyroclasts and lava flows are geochemically distinct from those of both Santa Ana and its fissure-controlled flank vents. Lava flows from Izalco were mostly erupted from flank vents and were deflected southward by the slopes of Santa Ana volcano, traveling as far as about 7 km from the summit of Izalco."  -Smithsonian Volcano Archive
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