Cerro Singüil volcano

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

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sunday, December 5, 2021 08:42 GMT (3 earthquakes)
Dec 5, 2021 2:42 am (GMT -6) (Dec 5, 2021 08:42 GMT)
2.5

5 km
12 km (7.5 mi)
Municipio de Atescatempa, 22 km south of Asuncion, Guatemala
Dec 4, 2021 11:40 pm (GMT -6) (Dec 5, 2021 05:40 GMT)
2.1

4 km
34 km (21 mi)
14 km northwest of Quezaltepeque, Departamento de La Libertad, El Salvador
Dec 4, 2021 6:56 pm (GMT -6) (Dec 5, 2021 00:56 GMT)
2.7

6 km
9.2 km (5.7 mi)
20 km northwest of Santa Ana, El Salvador
Saturday, December 4, 2021 23:43 GMT (1 earthquake)
Dec 4, 2021 5:43 pm (GMT -6) (Dec 4, 2021 23:43 GMT)
3.9

19 km
10.8 km (6.7 mi)
22 km northwest of Santa Ana, El Salvador
Friday, December 3, 2021 00:25 GMT (1 earthquake)
Dec 2, 2021 8:25 pm (GMT -4) (Dec 3, 2021 00:25 GMT)
2.8

25 km
3152 km (1959 mi)
Caribbean Sea, 63 km east of Castries, Ciceron, Castries, St. Lucia

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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