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Chiquimula Volcanic Field volcano

Updated: Jul 5, 2022 06:04 GMT - Refresh
Cinder cones 1192 m / 3,911 ft
Guatemala, 14.83°N / -89.55°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Chiquimula Volcanic Field volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sunday, July 3, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 3, 2022 12:32 pm (GMT -6) (Jul 3, 2022 18:32 GMT)
3.9

1 km
502 km (312 mi)
Departamento de Jinotega, 97 km north of Siuna, Atlantico Norte, Nicaragua
Monday, June 27, 2022 GMT (3 quakes)
Jun 27, 2022 5:17 pm (GMT -4) (Jun 27, 2022 21:17 GMT)
2.6

27 km
3122 km (1940 mi)
North Atlantic Ocean, 79 km northeast of Fort-de-France, Martinique
Jun 27, 2022 5:14 pm (GMT -4) (Jun 27, 2022 21:14 GMT)
3.2

30 km
3124 km (1941 mi)
North Atlantic Ocean, 75 km northeast of Fort-de-France, Martinique
Jun 27, 2022 3:41 am (GMT -4) (Jun 27, 2022 07:41 GMT)
1.9

100 km
3100 km (1926 mi)
North Atlantic Ocean, 67 km northeast of Fort-de-France, Martinique
Thursday, June 23, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 23, 2022 1:38 am (GMT -4) (Jun 23, 2022 05:38 GMT)
3.2

30 km
3141 km (1952 mi)
North Atlantic Ocean, 94 km northeast of Fort-de-France, Martinique

Background

The Chiquimula volcanic field occupies a fault-bounded basin underlain by Cretaceous plutonic rocks in the Chiquimula Valley of SE Guatemala. Initial eruptions during the Pleistocene produced mesa-forming basaltic lava flows along the N-S-trending fault forming the eastern edge of the Ipala graben. These were followed by the eruption of widespread lava flows NW of Chiquimula town that covered about 12 sq km. The most recent eruptions produced basaltic cinder cones and lava flows near the northern edge of Chiquimula town. The cinder cones were constructed along a N-S-trending fracture, with Cerro Grande at the northern end being the largest and Cerro Chiquito at the southern end being the youngest. The lava flows from Cerro Chiquito are so fresh and sparsely vegetated they were considered by Williams et al. (1964) to possibly be less than 1000 years old.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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