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Cerro Ananopa volcano

Volcanic field 386 m / 1266 ft
Guatemala, 14.9°N / -89.93°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
Cerro Ananopa volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Cerro Ananopa volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation

Background:

Cerro Ananopa is a Quaternary basaltic lava cone and lava flow on the floor of the Río Motagua valley, WSW of the town of El Jicaro. Scattered basaltic lava flows occur nearby, mostly south of the Río Motagua, and several Quaternary rhyolitic lava flows were mapped north of the river. These are part of a series of Quaternary volcanic rocks erupted through Paleozoic-to-Mesozoic metamorphic rocks parallel to the major WSW-ENE-trending Motagua fault system, which cuts both sides of the Río Motagua valley.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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