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
San Diego volcano eruptions
: unknown, less than 10,000 years ago
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Distance||Location|
|Sat, 4 Oct|
|Sat, 4 Oct 16:07 UTC||M 3.8 / 161.4 km||20 km|| Nicaragua|
|Sat, 4 Oct 16:07 UTC||M 4.5 / 200 km||5 km||6km NE of San Sebastian, El Salvador|
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.