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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
Wed, 29 Apr
Wed, 29 Apr 01:25 UTCM 4.4 / 68.6 km36 km8km SSW of La Libertad, El Salvador
Tue, 21 Apr
Tue, 21 Apr 09:58 UTCM 3.0 / 29 km73 km Nicaragua
Mon, 20 Apr
Mon, 20 Apr 10:31 UTCM 4.1 / 30.7 km70 km Nicaragua
Fri, 17 Apr
Fri, 17 Apr 03:05 UTCM 3.7 / 45.8 km67 km Nicaragua
Mon, 13 Apr
Mon, 13 Apr 00:09 UTCM 3.3 / 15 km64 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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