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Quezaltepeque volcano

Volcanic field 1200 m / 3,937 ft
Guatemala, 14.57°N / -89.45°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Quezaltepeque volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Quezaltepeque volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 11 Jan
Thu, 11 Jan 18:19 UTCM 4.2 / 10 km13 km- 2km NE of Soyapango, El Salvador

Background:

A series of youthful lava flows was erupted from vents cutting through Tertiary pyroclastic rocks WNW of Ipala volcano about 5 km south of the town of Quezaltepeque. These basaltic flows issued passively from vents along a N-S-trending fault without accompanying explosive activity. The vents are capped by low mounds of lava. The flows were considered to be of Holocene age by Williams et al. (1964).
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