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Ixhuatan Volcano

Updated: Jul 18, 2024 11:48 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
Jul 11, 05:38 am (Guatemala)
1.9

15 km
9.8 km (6.1 mi) to the NE 14 Km al sureste de Cuilapa, Guatemala Info
Saturday, July 6, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 6, 12:02 am (Guatemala)
2.0

5 km
20 km (12 mi) to the NW 11 Km al oeste de Cuilapa, Guatemala Info

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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