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Apastepeque volcano

volcanic field 700? m / 2,297 ft
El Salvador, 13.72°N / -88.77°W
Current status: normal or 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
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 (UTC)
2020-09-19 15:09:11 (19 Sep 21:09:10 UTC)M 3.1 / 1 km15 km12 Km Al Norte De San Vicente, El Salvador
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 (UTC)
Fri, 26 Jun 07:41 UTCM 4.2 / 174.3 km10 km3 km WSW of San Sebastián, El Salvador
2020-05-26 00:51:27 (26 May 06:51:27 UTC)M 1.8 / 8 km17 km13 Km al oeste de Vista Hermosa, El Salvador
Mon, 20 Apr 2020 (UTC)
2020-04-20 09:03:43 (20 Apr 15:03:43 UTC)M 2.3 / 13 km17 km13 Km al norte de San Vicente, El Salvador
2020-04-20 07:42:41 (20 Apr 13:42:41 UTC)M 1.5 / 9 km19 km14 Km al oeste de Vista Hermosa, 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.


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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