Isla Zacate volcano

Updated: Aug 14, 2022 15:47 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
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 GMT (3 quakes)
Aug 10, 2022 5:11 am (GMT -6) (Aug 10, 2022 11:11 GMT)
3.4

2 km
312 km (194 mi)
29 km south of Siuna, Atlantico Norte, Nicaragua
Aug 10, 2022 4:55 am (GMT -6) (Aug 10, 2022 10:55 GMT)
4.3

5 km
415 km (258 mi)
42 km east of La Cruz de Rio Grande, Atlantico Sur, Nicaragua
Aug 10, 2022 4:54 am (GMT -6) (Aug 10, 2022 10:54 GMT)
4.0

4 km
308 km (191 mi)
27 km south of Siuna, Atlantico Norte, Nicaragua
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Aug 2, 2022 12:32 am (GMT -5) (Aug 2, 2022 05:32 GMT)
4.2

5 km
774 km (481 mi)
Caribbean Sea, 145 km northeast of San Andres, Colombia
Aug 1, 2022 8:56 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 2, 2022 02:56 GMT)
3.3

180 km
33 km (21 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 69 km northwest of Chinandega, Nicaragua

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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