San Pedro volcano

Stratovolcano 3020 m / 9908 ft
Guatemala, 14.66°N / -91.27°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
San Pedro volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)

No recent earthquakes
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Background

Volcán San Pedro is the oldest of three 3000-m-high stratovolcanoes constructed within the roughly 85,000-year-old Atitlán III caldera. The 3020-m-high San Pedro forms a forested cone that rises above the SW side of scenic Lake Atitlán. Santiago bay, a narrow 8-km-long inlet of Lake Atitlán, separates the eastern flank of San Pedro volcano from the slopes of Volcán Tolimán. The shallow summit crater of San Pedro is breached to the NW and partially filled by a low mound of lava. Two cinder cones were constructed on the floor of the moat between San Pedro and the SW wall of Atitlán caldera. The age of the most recent activity of San Pedro is unknown, although the volcano is more vegetated and erosionally modified than the twin volcanoes of Tolimán and Atitlán and does not display evidence of fumarolic activity.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

San Pedro Photos

Atitlán, Toliman, and San Pedro volcanoes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Atitlán, Toliman, and San Pedro volcanoes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Early morning at the shore of Lake Atitlán with Atitlán, Toliman and San Pedro volcanoes in the background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Early morning at the shore of Lake Atitlán with Atitlán, Toliman and San Pedro volcanoes in the background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sunrise above the Lake Atitlán with Atitlán, Toliman and San Pedro volcanoes behind (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sunrise above the Lake Atitlán with Atitlán, Toliman and San Pedro volcanoes behind (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The caldera of Laka Atitlán, Guatemala, in the morning. San Pedro, Atitlán and Toliman volcanoes in the background.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The caldera of Laka Atitlán, Guatemala, in the morning. San Pedro, Atitlán and Toliman volcanoes in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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