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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
Sun, 11 Nov
Sun, 11 Nov 16:35 UTCM 4.2 / 32 km67 km OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
Tue, 6 Nov
Tue, 6 Nov 22:11 UTCM 4.1 / 42 km69 km OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
Fri, 2 Nov
Fri, 2 Nov 09:12 UTCM 4.3 / 55.7 km81 km- 54km S of La Libertad, El Salvador
Tue, 23 Oct
Tue, 23 Oct 23:38 UTCM 4.7 / 17 km93 km OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
Tue, 23 Oct 22:21 UTCM 3.5 / 6 km0 km 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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