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Suchitán volcano

Updated: Jul 3, 2022 17:02 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcanoes 2042 m / 6,699 ft
Guatemala, 14.4°N / -89.78°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Suchitán volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thursday, June 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 30, 2022 11:19 am (GMT -6) (Jun 30, 2022 17:19 GMT)
3.1

194 km
30 km (19 mi)
16 km west of Jutiapa, Departamento de Jutiapa, Guatemala
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 27, 2022 10:16 pm (GMT -4) (Jun 28, 2022 02:16 GMT)
2.8

10.8 km
3144 km (1954 mi)
Caribbean Sea, 46 km east of Castries, Ciceron, Castries, St. Lucia
Saturday, June 25, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 25, 2022 9:09 am (GMT -6) (Jun 25, 2022 15:09 GMT)
2.7

5 km
73 km (45 mi)
9.3 km east of Nueva Ocotepeque, Departamento de Ocotepeque, Honduras
Monday, June 20, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 19, 2022 6:57 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 20, 2022 00:57 GMT)
2.7

2 km
71 km (44 mi)
12 km northeast of Nueva Ocotepeque, Departamento de Ocotepeque, Honduras

Background

Volcán Suchitán, NE of the city of Jutiapa, is one of the largest volcanoes in SE Guatemala. The 2042-m-high summit of the andesitic-to-basaltic stratovolcano is elongated in a N-S direction. Several large canyons cut the slopes of the dominantly andesitic edifice. A large parasitic cone, Cerro Mataltepe, is located on the upper northern flank, and two smaller cones are located on the lower northern flank. Two basaltic lava flows of Holocene age are located on the northern and NW flanks (Williams et al., 1964), and many flank vents are basaltic. Suchitán was constructed immediately to the east of the 5-km-wide basaltic-to-dacitic Retana caldera, formed in part in association with the eruption of a dacitic pumice deposit. Steep walls 60-250-m high rise above the flat caldera floor. One of the latest basaltic lava flows from Suchitán flowed through a low notch in the eastern caldera rim. Several lava cones and a maar are located along a N-S line north of Retana caldera. A reported eruption of Suchitán in 1469 is considered to have actually been from Atitlán volcano in the Guatemalan highlands.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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