Siete Orejas volcano

Updated: Aug 12, 2022 17:58 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 3370 m / 11056 ft
Guatemala, 14.82°N / -91.62°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Siete Orejas volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 8, 2022 10:46 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 9, 2022 04:46 GMT)
4.3

60 km
116 km (72 mi)
Mexico: 30 Km Al Suroeste De El Gancho México
Sunday, August 7, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 7, 2022 1:10 am (GMT -6) (Aug 7, 2022 07:10 GMT)
4.1

82 km
201 km (125 mi)
Mexico: 65 Km Al Suroeste De Pijijiapan, México
Thursday, August 4, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 4, 2022 2:44 am (GMT -6) (Aug 4, 2022 08:44 GMT)
4.3

62 km
173 km (107 mi)
Mexico: 43 Km Al Suroeste De Mapastepec, México
Monday, August 1, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 1, 2022 6:01 am (GMT -6) (Aug 1, 2022 12:01 GMT)
4.2

22 km
283 km (176 mi)
OFF COAST OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO

Background

Siete Orejas is an andesitic stratovolcano with a large caldera breached to the south. The volcano overlooks Quetzaltenango, Guatemala's second largest city. The broad irregular summit profile gives the volcano its name, which means "seven ears." The latest eruption of Siete Orejas produced a widespread airfall-pumice and pyroclastic-flow deposit that is stratigraphically constrained to have been formed between 126,000 and 85,000 years ago. Volcán Chicabal, located immediately west of Siete Orejas, was constructed within a 4-km-wide breached scarp of unknown origin. This stratovolcano of unknown age has a well-preserved summit crater containing a crater lake.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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