Ixhuatan volcano

Updated: Aug 12, 2022 23:29 GMT - Refresh
Complex 1675 m / 5495 ft
Guatemala, 14.16°N / -90.29°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Ixhuatan volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 3, 2022 2:37 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 3, 2022 20:37 GMT)
4.1

31 km
156 km (97 mi)
27 Km Al Suroeste De El Semillero, Guatemala
Monday, August 1, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 1, 2022 11:09 am (GMT -6) (Aug 1, 2022 17:09 GMT)
3.9

12 km
240 km (149 mi)
Guatemala: 73 Km Al SUROESTE De CD HIDALGO, CHIS
Sunday, July 31, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 31, 2022 2:00 am (GMT -6) (Jul 31, 2022 08:00 GMT)
4.1

35 km
216 km (134 mi)
48 Km Al Suroeste De Champerico, Guatemala
Saturday, July 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 30, 2022 3:29 am (GMT -6) (Jul 30, 2022 09:29 GMT)
3.9

15 km
257 km (160 mi)
Mexico: 63 Km Al Suroeste De El Gancho México

Background

The low-angle, eroded Ixhuatán volcanic complex covers a broad area between Tecuamburro and Moyuta volcanoes, south of the major regional Jalpatagua fault. The dominantly andesitic volcano was assigned a Pliocene-Pleistocene age by Reynolds (1987), and a Potassium-Argon date of 1.160 +/- 0.050 million years was obtained by Duffield et al. (1989) on a lava flow. Silicic pyroclastic-flow deposits are found in the Río los Esclavos, west of the volcano. The youngest center is a dacitic lava-dome complex at Cerro los Achiotes. The domes and associated ashfall and ashflow deposits partially fill and extend from a horseshoe-shaped caldera that is breached to the SE and may have formed as a result of slope failure. A N-S-trending fault zone that cuts across the volcano was the site of a seismic swarm in 1979-80.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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