Moyuta volcano

Stratovolcano 1662 m / 5,453 ft
Guatemala, 14.03°N / -90.1°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Moyuta volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sat, 19 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2021-06-19 04:11:55 (19 Jun 2021 10:11:55 GMT)
3.2

80 km
40 km (25 mi)
Municipio de Jerez, 28 km southeast of Jutiapa, Guatemala
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
2021-06-15 01:54:22 (15 Jun 2021 07:54:22 GMT)
3.0

31 km
45 km (28 mi)
Departamento de Sonsonate, 21 km southwest of Santa Ana, El Salvador
2021-06-14 22:46:11 (15 Jun 2021 04:46:11 GMT)
2.2

12 km
39 km (24 mi)
9.5 km east of Ahuachapan, Ahuachapán, Departamento de Ahuachapan, El Salvador

Background

Moyuta is the easternmost of a chain of large stratovolcanoes extending along the volcanic front of Guatemala. Like Tecuamburro volcano, Moyuta is offset about 20 km south of the main volcanic chain and lies south of the Jalpatagua Fault, overlying the southern boundary of the Jalpatagua Graben. The 1662-m-high volcano is capped by a cluster of at least three forested, steep-sided, coalescing andesitic lava domes that from some distant perspectives give the summit a flat-topped appearance. Numerous cinder cones in various stages of erosion are located on the flanks of the complex. The age of the latest eruption of Moyuta volcano is not known, although the summit domes were considered to have been emplaced in relatively recent times (Williams et al., 1964). Small fumaroles are found on the northern and southern flanks of the volcano, and hot springs are located near Azulco at the NE base and along rivers on the SE side of Moyuta.
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