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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)
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Typical eruption style: effusive and explosive
Apastepeque volcano eruptions: unknown, less than 10,000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 13 Nov
Mon, 13 Nov 10:01 UTCM 4.6 / 69.3 km53 km- 37km SW of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador
Sat, 11 Nov
Sat, 11 Nov 09:27 UTCM 4.1 / 50 km61 km OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
Thu, 26 Oct
Thu, 26 Oct 04:01 UTCM 2.9 / 10 km6 km- 2km NNW of Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador
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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