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Apastepeque volcano

volcanic field 700? m / 2,297 ft
El Salvador, 13.72°N / -88.77°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: effusive and explosive
Apastepeque volcano eruptions: unknown, less than 10,000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 17 Aug
Fri, 17 Aug 22:41 UTCM 3.6 / 38 km74 km OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
Sat, 11 Aug
Sat, 11 Aug 20:26 UTCM 3.7 / 32 km63 km OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
Fri, 10 Aug
Fri, 10 Aug 19:56 UTCM 3.6 / 57 km48 km OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
Tue, 7 Aug
Tue, 7 Aug 08:15 UTCM 3.5 / 50 km64 km OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
Mon, 6 Aug
Mon, 6 Aug 14:41 UTCM 3.8 / 55 km50 km OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
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Apastepeque volcano is a young volcanic field 8 km north of San Vicente town in central El Salvador. The Volcanic features contains about 24 closely spaced cinder cones, lava flows, lava domes, and maars. The latter are now filled by lakes, such as Laguna de Apastepeque and Laguna Chalchuapán.

Background:

The older vents in the volcanic field erupted andesitic-to-dacitic lava domes, sometimes following dacitic pumice eruptions. The younger vents formed basaltic cinder cones and phreatic and phreatomagmatic explosions left up to 100 m deep maars.


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