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Conchagüita volcano

stratovolcano 505 m / 1,657 ft
El Salvador, 13.23°N / -87.77°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: effusive
Conchagüita volcano eruptions: 1892
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 12 Sep
Wed, 12 Sep 15:35 UTCM 4.5 / 10 km8 km Honduras
Wed, 12 Sep 10:12 UTCM 4.3 / 24 km4 km Honduras
Conchagüita volcano at the SE tip of El Salvador forms a small 4-km-wide island in the Gulf of Fonseca separated from Conchagua volcano across a narrow strait.
The volcano is a sharp-topped cone with a 100-m-wide summit crater at the southern end and contains a young lava delta that forms a peninsula on the island's eastern side.
A crescent-shaped crater open to the west is located at the northern end of the island. The only known historic activity from Conchagüita volcano were small ash emissions in 1892.


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