San Vicente volcan

stratovolcan 2182 m / 7,159 ft

Condition actuelle: normal / en sommeil (1 sur 5)

San Vicente volcano (also known as Chichontepec) is a twin-peaked stratovolcano SE of Lake Ilopango. It is the second highest volcano in El Salvador and probably still active although there are no known historical eruptions. There are many hot springs and fumaroles on the northern and western flanks of the volcano.

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Style éruptif tipique: effusif
Eruptions du volcan San Vicente: unknown, less than 10,000 years ago

HeureMag. / ProfondeurDistance/Lieu
samedi, 16. octobre 2021 07:45 GMT (3 séismes)
16 oct. 2021 01:45 (GMT -6) (16. oct. 2021 07:45 GMT)
2.4

8 km
14 km (8.7 mi)
10 Km Al Sureste De San Vicente, El Salvador
16 oct. 2021 00:38 (GMT -6) (16. oct. 2021 06:38 GMT)
2.7

5 km
17 km (10.6 mi)
12 Km Al Norte De San Vicente, El Salvador
16 oct. 2021 00:20 (GMT -6) (16. oct. 2021 06:20 GMT)
3.0

7 km
16 km (9.9 mi)
12 Km Al Sureste De San Vicente, El Salvador
mardi, 12. octobre 2021 05:56 GMT (1 séisme)
11 oct. 2021 23:56 (GMT -6) (12. oct. 2021 05:56 GMT)
2.4

168 km
46 km (29 mi)
6 Km Al Oeste De Usulután, El Salvador

Introduction

San Vicente is a young andesitic stratovolcano which was constructed within the Pleistocene La Carbonera caldera, whose rim is visible only on its SW side. The summit craters are oriented along a WSW-ENE line.
The northern and southern flanks are covered by lava flows from the central vent, but lava flows on the eastern side originated from a vent on the upper flank. Volcanism has continued into the Holocene, but the latest lava flows are covered by deposits from the major ca. 260 AD eruption from neighboring Ilopango volcano.
Reports of historical eruptions in 1643 and 1835 are false.
(Smithsonian / GVP)

2009 mudflows
In November 2009, hurricane Ida caused large mudflows from the flanks of San Vincente volcano, which killed more than 40 people in villages at the base of the mountain.

2001 earthquake and landslides
A large magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred near the San Vincente volcano on 13 February 2001. It triggered over 25 landslides on the flank of the volcano which killed 39 people. There were also reports of an eruption, but these are considered false.

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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