Volcanoes of Honduras (9)

Cerro Calanterique | Cerro de Hule | Cerro Gavilantepeque | El Pedregal | Isla El Tigre | Isla Zacate | Montaña de Izopo | Utila | Yojoa
Honduras is located on the Caribbean Plate, behind the subduction zone of the Cocos plate, and has only 4 possibly active volcanoes. The young volcanic fields of Honduras are related to regional rifting processes, caused by extensional stress on the crust of the Caribbean Plate rather than subduction.

Volcano list

Cerro Calanterique

(Lava cone unknown)
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Cerro de Hule

(Shield 1725 m / 5659 ft)
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Cerro Gavilantepeque

(Shield 1280 m / 4199 ft)
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El Pedregal

(Shield 1593 m / 5226 ft)
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Isla El Tigre

(stratovolcano 783 m / 2,569 ft)
Isla El Tigre volcano is a small basaltic stratovolcano that forms the small, 5-km-wide island of the same name. It is located across a narrow 2-km-wide strait south of Isla Zacate Grande in the Gulf of Fonseca, Honduras. It is the southernmost volcano of Honduras and probably st... [more]

Isla Zacate

(stratovolcano 640+ m / 2,100 ft)
Isla Zacate volcano (or Isla Zacate Grande) is a stratovolcano that forms a low 7 x 10 km wide island in southern Honduras separated by a narrow strait from and surrounded by the Gulf of Fonseca and Chismuyo Bay.
The mainly basaltic volcano is strongly eroded with deep ero... [more]

Montaña de Izopo

(Shield(s) 2020 m / 6627 ft)
[more]

Utila

(pyroclastic cones 74 m / 243 ft)
Utila volcano is a volcanic vent that has produced a small lava flow and pyroclastic cones on the small island of Utila in the Carribean Sea off the north coast of Honduras. [more]

Yojoa

(volcanic field 1090 m / 3,576 ft)
Yojoa volcano is a volcanic field at the northern end of Lake Yojoa, in southern Honduras. The volcanic field consists of Pleistocene-to-Holocene scoria cones, pit craters and lava flows, the longest of which extends north to the village of Río Lindo. [more]
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