Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
19-26 Sep 2020: Pearl of the Aegean - Santorini - Santorini Island (Greece)
10-18 Oct 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Sicila and Eolian Islands (Italy)
14-27 Nov 2020: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out

no news in this list.


Barahona volcano

Caldera(s) 2282 m / 7487 ft
Guatemala, 14.55°N / -90.78°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
Barahona volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Barahona volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation


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

Latest satellite images

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Why is there advertising on this site?
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: