San Diego volcano

volcanic field 781 m / 2,562 ft
El Salvador, 14.27°N / -89.48°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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.

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Typical eruption style: effusive
San Diego volcano eruptions: unknown, less than 10,000 years ago

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
34 km (21 mi)
Municipio de Jerez, 28 km southeast of Jutiapa, Guatemala
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2021-06-16 22:44:31 (17 Jun 2021 04:44:31 GMT)
3.4

178 km
12 km (7.5 mi)
19 km north of Santa Ana, El Salvador
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2021-06-15 01:54:22 (15 Jun 2021 07:54:22 GMT)
3.0

31 km
50 km (31 mi)
Departamento de Sonsonate, 21 km southwest of Santa Ana, El Salvador
Mon, 7 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2021-06-07 00:57:05 (7 Jun 2021 06:57:05 GMT)
2.3

3 km
42 km (26 mi)
12 km southeast of Santa Ana, El Salvador

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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