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Masahuat Volcanic Field volcano

Updated: Dec 10, 2022 10:33 GMT -
Stratovolcano 1005 m / 3297 ft
El Salvador, 14.2°N / -89.4°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Monday, December 5, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 5, 2022 11:53 am (GMT -6) (Dec 5, 2022 17:53 GMT)
2.3

20 km
23 km (14 mi)
Departamento de Chalatenango, 14 km north of Aguilares, El Salvador
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 30, 2022 7:15 am (GMT -6) (Nov 30, 2022 13:15 GMT)
2.5

125 km
31 km (19 mi)
Departamento de Chalatenango, 48 km north of San Salvador, El Salvador
Monday, November 28, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 28, 2022 11:45 am (GMT -6) (Nov 28, 2022 17:45 GMT)
1.6

14 km
36 km (22 mi)
19 Km Al Noroeste De Santa Ana, El Salvador

Background

Cerro Masahuat is an eroded Pleistocene stratovolcano that lies at the NW corner of a major bend in the Río Lempa SE of Lake Guija. The Río Lempa surrounds Cerro Masahuat on all but the SE side and has cut a gorge through volcanic rocks of similar age to Masahuat that cover a broad area across the river to the north, east of Lake Guija.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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