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Tajumulco volcano

Updated: Jul 3, 2022 06:51 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 4220 m / 13,845 ft
Guatemala, 15.03°N / -91.9°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Tajumulco volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Saturday, July 2, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 2, 2022 3:28 pm (GMT -6) (Jul 2, 2022 21:28 GMT)
3.8

30 km
311 km (193 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 104 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico
Thursday, June 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 29, 2022 6:03 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 30, 2022 00:03 GMT)
4.1

16 km
281 km (175 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 128 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico
Friday, June 24, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 23, 2022 10:13 pm (GMT -5) (Jun 24, 2022 03:13 GMT)
4.4

91 km
101 km (63 mi)
39 km west of Huixtla, Chiapas, Mexico
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 22, 2022 11:05 am (GMT -6) (Jun 22, 2022 17:05 GMT)
4.1

16 km
254 km (158 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 172 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico

Background

Tajumulco is Guatemala's highest peak and the highest volcano in Central America. Two summits, one with a 50-70 m wide crater, lie along a NW-SE line. A lava flow from the 4220-m-high NW summit traveled down a deep valley on the NW flank. The andesitic-dacitic volcano was constructed over the NW end of a large arcuate SW-facing escarpment of uncertain origin. Tajumulco has had several unconfirmed reports of historical eruptions. Sapper (1917) considered Tajumulco to have erupted during historical time, but without accurate dates. The volcano was reported to eject many rocks, destroying houses on October 24, 1765, but this may have been a rock avalanche. Juarros reported some eruptions before 1808, and there are unlikely reports of eruptions in 1821 (or 1822), 1863, and 1893 (Incer 1988, unpublished manuscript).
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Tajumulco Photos

10. Distant View Of The Volcanoes From The Summit Of Volcan Tajumulco 4220m At Sunrise - From Right To Left - Santaguito (Erupting), Santa Maria, Santo Tomas, Zunil, Atitlan. Toliman, San Pedro, Fuego, Acatenango And Agua,Guatemala (Photo: Jay Ramji)
10. Distant View Of The Volcanoes From The Summit Of Volcan Tajumulco 4220m At Sunrise - From Right To Left - Santaguito (Erupting), Santa Maria, Santo Tomas, Zunil, Atit...
 



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