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.
|Isla El Tigre
|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 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]
|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 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]|