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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
Thu, 2 Oct
Thu, 2 Oct 16:20 UTCM 3.5 / 20.5 km56 km Nicaragua
Wed, 24 Sep
Wed, 24 Sep 10:19 UTCM 2.8 / 156.9 km12 km Nicaragua
Tue, 23 Sep
Tue, 23 Sep 20:51 UTCM 4.2 / 15 km54 km Nicaragua
Sat, 20 Sep
Sat, 20 Sep 15:58 UTCM 3.5 / 180 km69 km Nicaragua
Mon, 15 Sep
Mon, 15 Sep 14:23 UTCM 4.0 / 15 km58 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.

Background:

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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