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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
Wed, 8 Apr
Wed, 8 Apr 15:44 UTCM 5.2 / 37 km59 kmEl Salvador
Mon, 6 Apr
Mon, 6 Apr 12:52 UTCM 2.7 / 6.7 km23 km Nicaragua
Sun, 29 Mar
Sun, 29 Mar 00:43 UTCM 3.7 / 29.8 km9 km Nicaragua
Mon, 9 Mar
Mon, 9 Mar 06:59 UTCM 3.3 / 44.7 km62 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.


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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