Moyuta volcano

Updated: Aug 18, 2022 07:26 GMT - Refresh
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
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thursday, August 18, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 17, 2022 9:17 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 18, 2022 03:17 GMT)
4.1

42 km
157 km (98 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 47 km southwest of Pueblo Nuevo, Guatemala
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 16, 2022 8:53 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 17, 2022 02:53 GMT)
4.0

10 km
339 km (211 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 134 km southwest of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Mexico
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 9, 2022 12:04 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 9, 2022 18:04 GMT)
3.8

8 km
284 km (176 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 81 km southwest of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Mexico
Saturday, August 6, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 6, 2022 3:58 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 6, 2022 21:58 GMT)
3.8

43 km
217 km (135 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 66 km southwest of Retalhuleu, Guatemala
Friday, August 5, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 5, 2022 11:09 am (GMT -6) (Aug 5, 2022 17:09 GMT)
3.7

46 km
233 km (145 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 83 km southwest of Retalhuleu, Guatemala

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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