Cuxliquel volcano

Updated: Aug 13, 2022 00:24 GMT - Refresh
Lava dome(s) 3029 m / 9938 ft
Guatemala, 14.89°N / -91.4°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Cuxliquel volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Aug 9, 2022 2:36 am (GMT -6) (Aug 9, 2022 08:36 GMT)
4.3

16 km
331 km (206 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 139 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico
Aug 8, 2022 10:46 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 9, 2022 04:46 GMT)
4.3

60 km
141 km (88 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 54 km southwest of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Mexico
Sunday, August 7, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 7, 2022 1:10 am (GMT -6) (Aug 7, 2022 07:10 GMT)
4.1

82 km
224 km (139 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 72 km southwest of Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico
Thursday, August 4, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 4, 2022 2:44 am (GMT -6) (Aug 4, 2022 08:44 GMT)
4.3

62 km
196 km (122 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 59 km southwest of Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico
Monday, August 1, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 1, 2022 6:01 am (GMT -6) (Aug 1, 2022 12:01 GMT)
4.2

22 km
308 km (191 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 158 km southwest of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico

Background

A Quaternary lava-dome complex lies in the center of a semi-arcuate depression of uncertain origin near the city of Totonicapán. A small symmetrical lava dome, Cerro de Oro, is located on the ESE flank of the larger edifice, 3029-m-high Cuxliquel. The headwaters of the Río Samalá trace an arcuate path around the dome complex beginning on its SE side around to the north side and then to the SW. Thick Los Chocoyos pyroclastic-flow deposits from the eruption that formed Atitlán caldera to the SE fill much of the basin and extend down the Río Samalá to the SW.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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