Suchitán volcano

Updated: Aug 8, 2022 14:05 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
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 3, 2022 12:10 am (GMT -6) (Aug 3, 2022 06:10 GMT)
3.5

10 km
231 km (144 mi)
23 Km Al Norte De Comayagua, Honduras
Saturday, July 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 30, 2022 3:52 am (GMT -6) (Jul 30, 2022 09:52 GMT)
2.8

9 km
96 km (60 mi)
7 Km Al Norte De Chalatenango, El Salvador
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Jul 26, 2022 12:08 pm (GMT -4) (Jul 26, 2022 16:08 GMT)
2.4

27 km
3129 km (1944 mi)
Martinique: Near Le Lamentin
Jul 25, 2022 6:04 pm (GMT -6) (Jul 26, 2022 00:04 GMT)
2.3

6 km
30 km (19 mi)
23 Km Al Noroeste De Santa Ana, El Salvador
Monday, July 25, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 25, 2022 3:29 pm (GMT -6) (Jul 25, 2022 21:29 GMT)
2.7

5 km
89 km (55 mi)
Honduras: 28 Km Al Norte De Chalatenango, El Salvador

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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