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Almolonga volcano

Updated: Jul 3, 2022 06:14 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 3197 m / 10,489 ft
Guatemala, 14.82°N / -91.48°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Almolonga volcano eruptions: 1818 (Cerro Quemado)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sunday, June 26, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 26, 2022 1:01 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 26, 2022 19:01 GMT)
3.9

28 km
270 km (168 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 150 km south of Tonala, Chiapas, Mexico
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 22, 2022 11:05 am (GMT -6) (Jun 22, 2022 17:05 GMT)
4.1

16 km
299 km (186 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 172 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 21, 2022 1:27 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 21, 2022 19:27 GMT)
3.9

12 km
434 km (270 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 128 km southeast of Crucecita, Mexico

Background

Volcán de Almolonga is an andesitic stratovolcano with a 3.3-km-wide late-Pleistocene central caldera that is located along the Zunil fault zone. The caldera is surrounded by a ring-dike configuration of dacitic and rhyolitic lava domes. The youngest and only historically active dome complex is Cerro Quemado (whose name means Burned Peak), located immediately south of Guatemala's second largest city, Quezaltenango. About 1200 radiocarbon years ago, part of the andesitic-to-dacitic Cerro Quemado dome collapsed, producing a debris avalanche and an associated lateral explosion that swept across the valley to the west as far as the flanks of Siete Orejas volcano. The latest eruption in 1818 produced a blocky 2.5-km-long lava flow. Hot springs are located on the northern and eastern flanks of Cerro Quemado, and the Zuníl geothermal field, the site of a geothermal exploration project, lies on the SE flank of Cerro Quemado.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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