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Ipala volcano

Updated: Jul 4, 2022 02:16 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 1650 m / 5,413 ft
Guatemala, 14.55°N / -89.63°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Ipala volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sunday, July 3, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 3, 2022 12:32 pm (GMT -6) (Jul 3, 2022 18:32 GMT)
3.9

1 km
510 km (317 mi)
Departamento de Jinotega, 97 km north of Siuna, Atlantico Norte, Nicaragua
Monday, June 27, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 27, 2022 6:25 am (GMT -4) (Jun 27, 2022 10:25 GMT)
1.1

1.5 km
3061 km (1902 mi)
Martinique: Near Fort-de-France
Saturday, June 25, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 25, 2022 9:09 am (GMT -6) (Jun 25, 2022 15:09 GMT)
2.7

5 km
59 km (37 mi)
9.3 km east of Nueva Ocotepeque, Departamento de Ocotepeque, Honduras
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Jun 22, 2022 8:15 am (GMT -4) (Jun 22, 2022 12:15 GMT)
1.5

4.4 km
3070 km (1908 mi)
Caribbean Sea, 4.3 km southwest of Fort-de-France, Martinique
Jun 22, 2022 5:04 am (GMT -4) (Jun 22, 2022 09:04 GMT)
0.9

6.9 km
3069 km (1907 mi)
Martinique: Near Fort-de-France

Background

Ipala is a small but prominent stratovolcano that extends nearly across the full width of the Ipala graben and rises 750 m above the graben floor. The 1650-m-high summit of Volcán Ipala is truncated by a 1-km-wide crater whose steep, 150-m-high walls tower above a lake. A prominent parasitic cone, Monte Rico, is located on the southern flank; it and other cones on the northern flank lie along a N-S-trending fracture that continues well beyond the southern flank of the volcano. The eastern flank of Ipala is cut by a 17-km long, NNE-SSW fissure that produced a conspicuous line of Holocene cinder cones that fed basaltic lava flows covering about 20 sq km. Diaz reported that in 1865 Ipala ejected ash from January 24 to June. He listed no source and the report seems improbable (Incer 1988, unpublished manuscript).
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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