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Isla Zacatillo volcano

Updated: Dec 9, 2022 22:00 GMT -
Pyroclastic cone(s) 158 m / 518 ft
El Salvador, 13.3°N / -87.76°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Isla Zacatillo volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thursday, December 8, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 7, 2022 7:08 pm (GMT -6) (Dec 8, 2022 01:08 GMT)

10 km
43 km (27 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 54 km south of San Miguel, El Salvador
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 29, 2022 7:57 am (GMT -6) (Nov 29, 2022 13:57 GMT)

46 km
20 km (12 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 28 km southeast of La Union, El Salvador
Monday, November 28, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 28, 2022 11:34 am (GMT -6) (Nov 28, 2022 17:34 GMT)

8 km
5.9 km (3.7 mi)
6.5 km southeast of La Union, La Unión, Departamento de La Union, El Salvador


Isla Zacatillo lies only 2 km off the eastern tip of El Salvador in the Gulf of Fonseca. The low, roughly 3-km-wide island is crudely rectangular in shape, but has a peninsula extending to the NE. A steep escarpment truncates the western side of the island below its summit. NNW-SSE-trending faults cut lava flows on the island. The smaller nearby island of Martín Pérez to the SE is also of Pleistocene age.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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