Atitlán volcano

Actualizado: 19 ago. 2022 06:05 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 3535 m / 11,598 ft
Guatemala, 14.58°N / -91.19°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: sin especificar
Erupciones del volcán Atitlán: 1853 
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
Fecha / HoraRevista / Prof.Distancia/Ubicación
miércoles, 17 agosto 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
16 ago 2022 19:20 (GMT -6) (17 ago 2022 01:20 GMT)
4.1

123 km
195 km (121 mi)
Mexico: 71 Km Al SUROESTE De HUIXTLA, CHIS
sábado, 13 agosto 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
12 ago 2022 22:51 (GMT -6) (13 ago 2022 04:51 GMT)
4.1

16 km
346 km (215 mi)
Mexico: 173 Km Al SUROESTE De PIJIJIAPAN, CHIS
martes, 9 agosto 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
8 ago 2022 22:46 (GMT -6) (9 ago 2022 04:46 GMT)
4.3

60 km
162 km (101 mi)
Mexico: 30 Km Al Suroeste De El Gancho México

Background

Volcán Atitlán is one of several prominent conical stratovolcanoes in the Guatemalan highlands. Along with its twin volcano Tolimán to the north, it forms a dramatic backdrop to Lake Atitlán, one of the scenic highlights of the country. The 3535-m-high summit of Atitlán directly overlies the inferred margin of the Pleistocene Atitlán III caldera and is the highest of three large post-caldera stratovolcanoes constructed near the southern caldera rim. The volcano consequently post-dates the eruption of the voluminous, roughly 85,000-year-old rhyolitic Los Chocoyos tephra associated with formation of the Atitlán III caldera. The historically active andesitic Volcán Atitlán is younger than Tolimán, although their earlier activity overlapped. In contrast to Tolimán, Atitlán displays a thick pyroclastic cover. The northern side of the volcano is wooded to near the summit, whereas the upper 1000 m of the southern slopes are unvegetated. Predominantly explosive eruptions have been recorded from Volcán Atitlán since the 15th century.
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Atitlán Fotos

Volcanes Atitln, Tolimán y San Pedro (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Volcanes Atitln, Tolimán y San Pedro (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Temprano en la mañana en la orilla del lago de Atitln con Atitln, Tolimán y San Pedro volcanes en el fondo (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Temprano en la mañana en la orilla del lago de Atitln con Atitln, Tolimán y San Pedro volcanes en el fondo (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Salida del sol sobre el lago Atitln con Atitln Tolimán y volcanes en el fondo (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Salida del sol sobre el lago Atitln con Atitln Tolimán y volcanes en el fondo (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Volcanes Tolimán y Atitln visto desde la orilla del lago Atitln (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Volcanes Tolimán y Atitln visto desde la orilla del lago Atitln (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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