Cerro Cacahuatique volcano

Updated: Aug 9, 2022 05:16 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 1500 m / 4921 ft
El Salvador, 13.75°N / -88.2°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Cerro Cacahuatique volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thursday, August 4, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 3, 2022 6:59 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 4, 2022 00:59 GMT)
2.5

3 km
356 km (221 mi)
22 km southwest of Siuna, Atlantico Norte, Nicaragua
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 2, 2022 2:26 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 2, 2022 20:26 GMT)
2.5

10 km
207 km (129 mi)
21 km east of Ocotal, Departamento de Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua
Sunday, July 31, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 31, 2022 10:43 am (GMT -6) (Jul 31, 2022 16:43 GMT)
2.7

5 km
28 km (17 mi)
Departamento de La Union, 16 km east of San Francisco, El Salvador
Saturday, July 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 30, 2022 3:59 pm (GMT -6) (Jul 30, 2022 21:59 GMT)
1.9

6 km
42 km (26 mi)
8 km northwest of Santiago de Maria, El Salvador
Friday, July 29, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 29, 2022 9:15 am (GMT -6) (Jul 29, 2022 15:15 GMT)
3.3

5 km
59 km (37 mi)
36 km northwest of San Lorenzo, Departamento de Valle, Honduras

Background

Cerro Cacahuatique is a massive Pleistocene stratovolcano located in the interior valley of El Salvador about 30 km NNE of San Miguel volcano. The volcano (also spelled Cerro Cacaguatique) rises 1000 m above its base and is deeply dissected, although it still retains its subdued conical form. A large erosional caldera, formed through a breach on the SE side, truncates the summit.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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