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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
Mon, 9 Mar
Mon, 9 Mar 06:59 UTCM 3.3 / 44.7 km62 km Nicaragua
Mon, 2 Feb
Mon, 2 Feb 21:31 UTCM 4.6 / 179.2 km16 km4km WSW of Jerez, Guatemala
Sat, 31 Jan
Sat, 31 Jan 11:40 UTCM 4.5 / 10 km34 km HONDURAS
Sun, 25 Jan
Sun, 25 Jan 22:08 UTCM 3.3 / 5 km9 km Nicaragua
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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.

Background:

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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