The Volcano Adventure Guide: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
San Salvador volcano is a massive stratovolcano immediately northwestwest of El Salvador city. Its modern summit cone is also called the Boqueron stratovolcano. It formed within a 6 km wide caldera left by the collapse of the predecessor volcano about 40,000 years ago. Remnants of the caldera rim form the Picacho and Jabalí peaks. Boqueron volcano is truncated by a steep-walled, 500 m deep and 1500 m wide summit crater, which formed during a large eruption about 800 years ago. Before the last eruption in 1917, the crater of Boqueron contained a 400 m wide lake, which was replaced by a small, 30 m high young cinder cone, called Boqueroncito, built during the eruption along with a major lava flow on the north flank. Most historical eruptions from San Salvador originated from flank vents.
The Mexican 7.4 magnitude earthquake near Acapulco on Tuesday might have affected the currently dormant San Salvador volcano in 1000 km distance and triggered an earthquake swarm under the volcano. ...more
San Salvador volcano is an active stratovolcano immediately northwest of the capital San Salvador City and last erupted in 1917. [less]
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Volcanoes of Peru: Our 12-days itinerary includes some of the most beautiful and interesting sights around Arequipa from "volcanic point of view": La Laguna de Salinas, El Misti, Ubinas, Picchu Picchu, Andagua Valley, Colca Canyon, and currently erupting Sabancaya volcano.
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