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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
Mon, 12 Jan
Mon, 12 Jan 03:45 UTCM 4.6 / 83 km38 kmNear Coast of Nicaragua
Sat, 10 Jan
Sat, 10 Jan 01:59 UTCM 4.2 / 60 km66 km OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
Thu, 8 Jan
Thu, 8 Jan 09:44 UTCM 4.5 / 91 km60 km4.5 OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
Wed, 7 Jan
Wed, 7 Jan 18:47 UTCM 3.1 / 27.4 km57 km Nicaragua
Tue, 30 Dec
Tue, 30 Dec 22:03 UTCM 4.4 / 30.1 km76 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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