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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, 12 Jul
Sun, 12 Jul 09:21 UTCM 1.8 / 48.3 km21 km Nicaragua
Mon, 6 Jul
Mon, 6 Jul 04:49 UTCM 1.7 / 32.8 km5 km Nicaragua
Fri, 3 Jul
Fri, 3 Jul 00:33 UTCM 3.1 / 34.9 km54 km Nicaragua
Thu, 2 Jul
Thu, 2 Jul 12:30 UTCM 2.5 / 47.7 km44 km Nicaragua
Wed, 1 Jul
Wed, 1 Jul 05:27 UTCM 2.5 / 37.5 km33 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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