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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
Fri, 18 Dec
Fri, 18 Dec 11:11 UTCM 2.2 / 89.5 km27 km Nicaragua
Mon, 7 Dec
Mon, 7 Dec 18:08 UTCM 4.0 / 30.6 km72 km Nicaragua
Thu, 26 Nov
Thu, 26 Nov 06:25 UTCM 3.2 / 101.5 km12 km Nicaragua
Tue, 24 Nov
Tue, 24 Nov 07:52 UTCM 4.4 / 164 km19 km 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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