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Ixhuatan volcano

Updated: Nov 28, 2023 15:33 GMT -
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)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 28, 04:25 am (Guatemala)
(Nov 28, 10:25 GMT)

185 km
32 km (20 mi)
42 km southwest of Cuilapa, Santa Rosa, Guatemala
Sunday, November 26, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 26, 03:31 am (Guatemala)
(Nov 26, 09:31 GMT)

5 km
17 km (10.6 mi)
4.4 km north of Cuilapa, Santa Rosa, Guatemala
Friday, November 24, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 24, 05:55 am (El Salvador)
(Nov 24, 11:55 GMT)

30 km
39 km (24 mi)
17 km west of Ahuachapan, Ahuachapán, Departamento de Ahuachapan, El Salvador
Friday, November 17, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 17, 04:27 pm (Guatemala)
(Nov 17, 22:27 GMT)

5 km
7.5 km (4.7 mi)
20 km south of Cuilapa, Santa Rosa, Guatemala
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 15, 06:17 am (Guatemala)
(Nov 15, 12:17 GMT)

17 km
38 km (24 mi)
32 km south of Jutiapa, Departamento de Jutiapa, Guatemala


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.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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