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Apastepeque volcano

volcanic field 700? m / 2,297 ft
El Salvador, 13.72°N / -88.77°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Typical eruption style: effusive and explosive
Apastepeque volcano eruptions: unknown, less than 10,000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 26 Oct
Sun, 26 Oct 14:31 UTCM 2.6 / 11.5 km53 km Nicaragua
Sat, 25 Oct
Sat, 25 Oct 05:19 UTCM 2.7 / 129.7 km64 km Nicaragua
Thu, 23 Oct
Thu, 23 Oct 23:05 UTCM 4.8 / 89 km45 kmOff Coast of Central America
Wed, 8 Oct
Wed, 8 Oct 17:18 UTCM 3.2 / 127.7 km64 km Nicaragua
Sat, 4 Oct
Sat, 4 Oct 16:07 UTCM 3.8 / 161.4 km20 km Nicaragua
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Apastepeque volcano is a young volcanic field 8 km north of San Vicente town in central El Salvador. The Volcanic features contains about 24 closely spaced cinder cones, lava flows, lava domes, and maars. The latter are now filled by lakes, such as Laguna de Apastepeque and Laguna Chalchuapán.


The older vents in the volcanic field erupted andesitic-to-dacitic lava domes, sometimes following dacitic pumice eruptions. The younger vents formed basaltic cinder cones and phreatic and phreatomagmatic explosions left up to 100 m deep maars.

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