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Cerro Cinotepeque volcano

volcanic field 665 m / 2,182 ft
El Salvador, 14.02°N / -89.25°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Cerro Cinotepeque volcano books
Typical eruption style: strombolian
Cerro Cinotepeque volcano eruptions: unknown, less than 10,000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 26 Oct
Thu, 26 Oct 04:01 UTCM 2.9 / 10 km6 km- 2km NNW of Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador
Sun, 15 Oct
Sun, 15 Oct 13:27 UTCM 4.2 / 48.9 km61 km- 39km WSW of Acajutla, El Salvador
Cerro Cinotepeque volcano is a group of 4 young cinder cones on both sides of Río Lempa, about 40 km north of San Salvador city.
Cerro Cinotepeque (also spelled Cinotepec) lies south of the river, 2 other cones, Cerro Santiago and Cerro Mosquito, immediately north of the river. A fourth cone is located along the Río Gualchayo about 10 km farther north.

Background:

The volcanic field contains a large group of small Pleistocene stratovolcanoes and pyroclastic cones constructed along NW-SE-trending faults located west and south of Cerro Cinotepeque and west of Guazapa volcano.


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