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Cuilapa-Barbarena volcano

Updated: Jul 5, 2022 05:21 GMT - Refresh
Volcanic field 1454 m / 4,770 ft
Guatemala, 14.33°N / -90.4°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Cuilapa-Barbarena volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sunday, July 3, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 3, 2022 9:01 am (GMT -6) (Jul 3, 2022 15:01 GMT)
4.1

5 km
359 km (223 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 167 km southwest of Huixtla, Chiapas, Mexico
Thursday, June 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 30, 2022 12:32 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 30, 2022 18:32 GMT)
3.9

16 km
429 km (267 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 206 km southwest of Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 28, 2022 2:49 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 28, 2022 20:49 GMT)
4.5

25 km
271 km (168 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, 48 km southwest of Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Mexico
Saturday, June 25, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Jun 25, 2022 12:41 am (GMT -6) (Jun 25, 2022 06:41 GMT)
4.0

16 km
255 km (158 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 80 km southwest of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Mexico
Jun 24, 2022 9:05 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 25, 2022 03:05 GMT)
4.0

18 km
390 km (242 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 173 km southwest of Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico

Background

The Cuilapa-Barbarena volcanic field contains approximately 70 Quaternary cinder cones, generally less than 100 m high. Many of the mostly basaltic cones are located along the strike of the major regional Jalpatagua fault, which extends SE from Guatemala City, north of the chain of stratovolcanoes stretching across Guatemala. The cones were erupted from fracture systems related to the intersection of the Jalpatagua fault with the southern and western margins of the Miocene Santa Rosa de Lima caldera and overlie pyroclastic-flow deposits from Amatitlán caldera to the NW. The age of the most recent eruptions is not known, although the youngest cones post-date the last phase of eruptive activity at Tecuamburro volcano and could be of Holocene age (Reynolds, 1987). Williams (1960) considered the most recent eruptions from the Cuilapa-Barbarena volcanic field to have occurred within the last few thousand years.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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