Tajumulco volcano

Actualizado: 18 ago. 2022 09:49 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 4220 m / 13,845 ft
Guatemala, 15.03°N / -91.9°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: sin especificar
Erupciones del volcán Tajumulco: unknown, no recent eruptions
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
121 km (75 mi)
Océano Pacífico Norte, 71 km al suroeste de Huixtla, México
martes, 9 agosto 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
9 ago 2022 02:36 (GMT -6) (9 ago 2022 08:36 GMT)
4.3

16 km
276 km (171 mi)
Océano Pacífico Norte, 139 km al sureste de Salina Cruz, México
domingo, 7 agosto 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
7 ago 2022 01:10 (GMT -6) (7 ago 2022 07:10 GMT)
4.1

82 km
168 km (104 mi)
Océano Pacífico Norte, 72 km al suroeste de Mapastepec, México
viernes, 5 agosto 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
5 ago 2022 09:09 (GMT -6) (5 ago 2022 15:09 GMT)
4.1

17 km
398 km (247 mi)
Océano Pacífico Norte, 77 km al sureste de Crucecita, México

Background

Tajumulco is Guatemala's highest peak and the highest volcano in Central America. Two summits, one with a 50-70 m wide crater, lie along a NW-SE line. A lava flow from the 4220-m-high NW summit traveled down a deep valley on the NW flank. The andesitic-dacitic volcano was constructed over the NW end of a large arcuate SW-facing escarpment of uncertain origin. Tajumulco has had several unconfirmed reports of historical eruptions. Sapper (1917) considered Tajumulco to have erupted during historical time, but without accurate dates. The volcano was reported to eject many rocks, destroying houses on October 24, 1765, but this may have been a rock avalanche. Juarros reported some eruptions before 1808, and there are unlikely reports of eruptions in 1821 (or 1822), 1863, and 1893 (Incer 1988, unpublished manuscript).
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Tajumulco Fotos

10. Distant View Of The Volcanoes From The Summit Of Volcan Tajumulco 4220m At Sunrise - From Right To Left - Santaguito (Erupting), Santa Maria, Santo Tomas, Zunil, Atitlan. Toliman, San Pedro, Fuego, Acatenango And Agua,Guatemala (Photo: Jay Ramji)
10. Distant View Of The Volcanoes From The Summit Of Volcan Tajumulco 4220m At Sunrise - From Right To Left - Santaguito (Erupting), Santa Maria, Santo Tomas, Zunil, Atit...
 



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