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San Diego volcano

volcanic field 781 m / 2,562 ft
El Salvador, 14.27°N / -89.48°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Typical eruption style: effusive
San Diego volcano eruptions: unknown, less than 10,000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 23 Aug
Sun, 23 Aug 04:48 UTCM 5.5 / 31 km86 kmEl Salvador
Sun, 16 Aug
Sun, 16 Aug 04:37 UTCM 2.4 / 23 km12 km Nicaragua
Tue, 11 Aug
Tue, 11 Aug 07:01 UTCM 2.3 / 6.7 km23 km Nicaragua
Tue, 11 Aug 07:01 UTCM 2.8 / 53.9 km28 km Nicaragua
Mon, 20 Jul
Mon, 20 Jul 12:01 UTCM 4.4 / 71 km37 kmOFFSHORE GUATEMALA
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San Diego volcano is a young basaltic volcanic field near Lake Güija at the border between El Salvador and Guatemala. It contains cinder cones and unvegetated, fresh-looking lava flows.
The lava flows from San Diego volcanic field have created a natural dam to form Lake Güija. The last eruptions of the volcanic field took probably only a few thousands years ago.


Volcanic vents formed mostly in 2 areas: volcanic cones including San Diego east of Lake Güija and an area of small cones north of the lake near the Guatemalan border, north of the Río Ostua.


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