Cerro Cinotepeque volcano is a group of 4 young cinder cones on both sides of Río Lempa, about 40 km north of San Salvador city.
Cerro Cinotepeque (also spelled Cinotepec) lies south of the river, 2 other cones, Cerro Santiago and Cerro Mosquito, immediately north of the river. A fourth cone is located along the Río Gualchayo about 10 km farther north.
The volcanic field contains a large group of small Pleistocene stratovolcanoes and pyroclastic cones constructed along NW-SE-trending faults located west and south of Cerro Cinotepeque and west of Guazapa volcano.
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