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Isla Zacate volcano

Updated: Jul 3, 2022 17:31 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcano 640+ m / 2,100 ft
Honduras, 13.33°N / -87.63°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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 erosion valleys on the summit cone, suggesting it has not erupted for a long time.

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Typical eruption style: effusive
Isla Zacate volcano eruptions: unknown, less than 10,000 years ago
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Friday, July 1, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 30, 2022 6:29 pm (GMT -6) (Jul 1, 2022 00:29 GMT)
2.4

5 km
190 km (118 mi)
14 km east of Jinotega, Nicaragua
Monday, June 20, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Jun 19, 2022 8:02 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 20, 2022 02:02 GMT)
2.7

5 km
50 km (31 mi)
27 km north of Choluteca, Honduras
Jun 19, 2022 7:27 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 20, 2022 01:27 GMT)
2.3

11 km
20 km (12 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 5.5 km northeast of La Union, El Salvador

Background

Zacate Grande volcano contains at least 7 flank cones, some of which form small islands offshore. Some of these, including the symmetrical cone of Isla Gueguensi in the tidal flats about 3 km east of the base of Zacate Grande, have probably been active during the past 10,000 years.


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
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