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Mountain - photo from Lake Ilopango: Lake Ilopango, taken at 10:45 am 19 Feb 2007 by Jorobeq (

The eruption of the volcano under Lake Ilopango is believed to be the catalyst that caused the Irish to convert to Christianity.


Lake Ilopango, aerial photography, El Salvador "...A massive eruption of Ilopango volcano in El Salvador, today a crater lake, may have triggered the global climate cooling of A.D. 536. The only historical eruption at Ilopango took place in 1879-1880, during which a lava dome formed creating the Islas Quemadas in the central part of the lake. .."

from the Guardian

The lakes and volcanoes of El Salvador