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Cerro de Hule volcano

Updated: Sep 27, 2022 13:50 GMT -
Shield 1725 m / 5659 ft
Honduras, 13.95°N / -87.23°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Cerro de Hule volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Saturday, September 24, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 23, 2022 9:28 pm (GMT -6) (Sep 24, 2022 03:28 GMT)
2.0

3 km
97 km (60 mi)
19 km northeast of Ocotal, Departamento de Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua
Friday, September 23, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 23, 2022 12:41 am (GMT -6) (Sep 23, 2022 06:41 GMT)
2.0

1 km
155 km (96 mi)
18 km north of Wiwili, Departamento de Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Sep 20, 2022 8:52 am (GMT -6) (Sep 20, 2022 14:52 GMT)
2.6

5 km
152 km (94 mi)
Departamento de Jinotega, 40 km east of Jalapa, Nicaragua
Sep 20, 2022 6:03 am (GMT -6) (Sep 20, 2022 12:03 GMT)
2.1

12 km
146 km (91 mi)
32 km southeast of Jalapa, Departamento de Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua
Sunday, September 18, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 18, 2022 12:08 pm (GMT -6) (Sep 18, 2022 18:08 GMT)
1.5

3 km
121 km (75 mi)
37 km east of Ocotal, Departamento de Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua

Background

A broad, low-angle shield volcano located about 16 km south of the capital city of Tegucigalpa, Cerro de Hule is the second most prominent Quaternary volcano of the central Honduran plateau. Cerro de Hule was constructed at the intersection of two fracture systems and fed basaltic lava flows in all directions. The longest lava flow traveled 10 km to the NE and is now traversed over much of its length by the Carretera del Sur highway.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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