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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, 13 Nov
Thu, 13 Nov 05:18 UTCM 3.1 / 28.6 km69 km Nicaragua
Sun, 9 Nov
Sun, 9 Nov 07:03 UTCM 3.1 / 15 km52 km Nicaragua
Sat, 8 Nov
Sat, 8 Nov 03:20 UTCM 3.5 / 15 km54 km Nicaragua
Fri, 31 Oct
Fri, 31 Oct 11:50 UTCM 2.9 / 32.9 km54 km Nicaragua
Fri, 31 Oct 00:34 UTCM 3.4 / 15 km73 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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