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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, 15 Nov
Sun, 15 Nov 04:56 UTCM 4.5 / 52.3 km63 km- 36km SSW of La Libertad, El Salvador
Fri, 13 Nov
Fri, 13 Nov 10:24 UTCM 3.7 / 176.7 km88 km Nicaragua
Mon, 9 Nov
Mon, 9 Nov 05:07 UTCM 3.2 / 78.3 km56 km Nicaragua
Mon, 9 Nov 04:40 UTCM 1.7 / 6 km16 km Nicaragua
Sat, 31 Oct
Sat, 31 Oct 13:58 UTCM 2.9 / 23.7 km19 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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