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San Diego volcano

volcanic field 781 m / 2,562 ft
El Salvador, 14.27°N / -89.48°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
San Diego volcano books
Typical eruption style: effusive
San Diego volcano eruptions: unknown, less than 10,000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 11 Jan
Thu, 11 Jan 18:19 UTCM 4.2 / 10 km13 km- 2km NE of Soyapango, El Salvador
Tue, 5 Dec
Tue, 5 Dec 09:47 UTCM 4.1 / 75.4 km32 km- 10km WSW of La Libertad, El Salvador
San Diego volcano is a young basaltic volcanic field near Lake Güija at the border between El Salvador and Guatemala. It contains cinder cones and unvegetated, fresh-looking lava flows.
The lava flows from San Diego volcanic field have created a natural dam to form Lake Güija. The last eruptions of the volcanic field took probably only a few thousands years ago.

Background:

Volcanic vents formed mostly in 2 areas: volcanic cones including San Diego east of Lake Güija and an area of small cones north of the lake near the Guatemalan border, north of the Río Ostua.


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