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Tahual volcano

Updated: Jul 4, 2022 09:18 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 1716 m / 5,630 ft
Guatemala, 14.43°N / -89.9°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Tahual volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sunday, July 3, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 3, 2022 12:32 pm (GMT -6) (Jul 3, 2022 18:32 GMT)
3.9

1 km
540 km (336 mi)
Departamento de Jinotega, 97 km north of Siuna, Atlantico Norte, Nicaragua
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
21 km (13 mi)
16 km west of Jutiapa, Departamento de Jutiapa, Guatemala
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 28, 2022 9:35 am (GMT -6) (Jun 28, 2022 15:35 GMT)
2.1

4 km
40 km (25 mi)
Guatemala, 22 km northwest of Santa Ana, El Salvador
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
86 km (53 mi)
9.3 km east of Nueva Ocotepeque, Departamento de Ocotepeque, Honduras
Thursday, June 23, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 23, 2022 6:32 am (GMT -4) (Jun 23, 2022 10:32 GMT)
1.9

16 km
3122 km (1940 mi)
Caribbean Sea, 26 km north of Castries, Ciceron, Castries, St. Lucia

Background

Deeply dissected Volcán Tahual rises about 700 m above plains south of the town of Monjas. The summit of the 1716-m-high forested stratovolcano is cut by a broad erosional crater that extends to the base of the volcano and is narrowly breached to the NE. A Holocene pyroclastic cone near the NE base of Volcán Tahual fed a short basaltic lava flow (Williams et al., 1964). The scenic lake-filled Laguna de Hoyo lies north of the volcano. This steep-walled crater and the NE-flank cinder cone lie along faults bordering a graben that extends across the eastern base of the volcano to neighboring Retana caldera on the SE.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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