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Cerro Singüil volcano

Updated: Dec 10, 2022 09:09 GMT -
cinder cones 957 m / 3,140 ft
El Salvador, 14.05°N / -89.65°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Cerro Singüil (also known as El Cerron) is a large scoria cone SE of Volcán Chingo in the interior valley of El Salvador near the Guatemalan border. The volcano has a well-preserved summit crater and belongs to a young volcanic field of cinder cones and explosion craters.

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Typical eruption style: strombolian
Cerro Singüil volcano eruptions: unknown, less than 10,000 years ago

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Monday, December 5, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 5, 2022 11:55 am (GMT -6) (Dec 5, 2022 17:55 GMT)
2.3

10 km
37 km (23 mi)
21 km northwest of Santa Tecla, Departamento de La Libertad, El Salvador
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 30, 2022 12:06 pm (GMT -6) (Nov 30, 2022 18:06 GMT)
2.2

7 km
21 km (13 mi)
Departamento de Sonsonate, 12 km east of Ahuachapan, El Salvador
Monday, November 28, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 28, 2022 11:45 am (GMT -6) (Nov 28, 2022 17:45 GMT)
1.6

14 km
6.6 km (4.1 mi)
19 Km Al Noroeste De Santa Ana, El Salvador

Background

A young basaltic lava flow, probably less than 10,000 years old, extends to the NNE down the valley of the Quebada La Presa, the headwaters of the Río Guajoyo. The Cerro Singüil volcanic field includes a line of 3 NNE-trending explosion craters north of the city of Chalchuapa, the highest of which is 1035-m-high Cerro Tablas.


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