Barahona volcano

Updated: Aug 12, 2022 23:39 GMT - Refresh
Caldera(s) 2282 m / 7487 ft
Guatemala, 14.55°N / -90.78°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Barahona volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 8, 2022 10:46 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 9, 2022 04:46 GMT)

60 km
206 km (128 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 54 km southwest of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Mexico
Monday, August 1, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 1, 2022 6:01 am (GMT -6) (Aug 1, 2022 12:01 GMT)

22 km
374 km (232 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 158 km southwest of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico
Saturday, July 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 30, 2022 3:29 am (GMT -6) (Jul 30, 2022 09:29 GMT)

15 km
207 km (129 mi)
86 km southwest of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, Mexico


The silicic Barahona caldera complex, which lies NE of Acatenango volcano and NW of Agua volcano, consists of two overlapping calderas. The northern caldera is 4.5 km in diameter and its floor is the site of the town of Santa Catarina Barahona, after which the complex is named. The southern caldera is about 2 km in diameter. The initial eruptions of the Barahona complex produced the Sumpango group of tephras, which date back to 300,000-250,000 years. The youngest tephra from Barahona is less than 23,000 years old. The rhyolitic and rhyodacitic tephras include 5 plinian deposits and a pyroclastic-flow deposit.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
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