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Acatenango volcano

Actualizado: 4 oct. 2022 23:01 GMT -
Stratovolcano 3976 m / 13,044 ft
Guatemala, 14.5°N / -90.88°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: sin especificar
Erupciones del volcán Acatenango: 1972 

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / Prof.Distancia/Ubicación
domingo, 2 octubre 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
2 oct 2022 18:17 (GMT -5) (2 oct 2022 23:17 GMT)
4.3

66 km
193 km (120 mi)
Océano Pacífico Norte, 45 km al oeste de Tapachula, Estado de Chiapas, México
sábado, 1 octubre 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
1 oct 2022 14:03 (GMT -6) (1 oct 2022 20:03 GMT)
4.3

17 km
351 km (218 mi)
Océano Pacífico Norte, 140 km al suroeste de Pijijiapan, México
domingo, 2 octubre 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
2 oct 2022 18:17 (GMT -5) (2 oct 2022 23:17 GMT)
4.3

66 km
193 km (120 mi)
Océano Pacífico Norte, 45 km al oeste de Tapachula, Estado de Chiapas, México
sábado, 1 octubre 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
1 oct 2022 14:03 (GMT -6) (1 oct 2022 20:03 GMT)
4.3

17 km
351 km (218 mi)
Océano Pacífico Norte, 140 km al suroeste de Pijijiapan, México

Background

Acatenango, along with its twin volcano to the south, Volcán Fuego, overlooks the historic former capital city of Antigua, Guatemala. Acatenango, which has two principal summits, was constructed during three eruptive periods post-dating the roughly 85,000-year-old Los Chocoyos tephra from Atitlán caldera. An ancestral Acatenango volcano collapsed to the south sometime prior to 43,000 years ago, forming La Democracia debris-avalanche deposit, which covers a wide area of the Pacific coastal plain. Construction of Yepocapa, the northern summit of Acatenango, was completed about 20,000 years ago, after which growth of the southern and highest cone, Pico Central (also known as Pico Mayor), began. The first well-documented eruptions of Acatenango took place from 1924 to 1927, although earlier historical eruptions may have occurred. Francisco Vasquez, writing in 1690, noted that in 1661 a volcano that lay aside of Fuego "opened a smoking mouth and still gives off smoke from another three, but without noise."
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