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Tajumulco volcano

Stratovolcano 4220 m / 13,845 ft
Guatemala, 15.03°N / -91.9°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Tajumulco volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 13 Jun
Wed, 13 Jun 10:10 UTCM 3.0 / 10 km13 km
Sun, 10 Jun
Sun, 10 Jun 01:03 UTCM 3.5 / 10 km32 km
Mon, 28 May
Mon, 28 May 07:10 UTCM 4.1 / 103 km48 kmCHIAPAS, MEXICO
Mon, 21 May
Mon, 21 May 01:38 UTCM 4.5 / 117 km44 kmCHIAPAS, MEXICO
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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some eruptions before 1808, and there are unlikely reports of eruptions in 1821 (or 1822), 1863, and 1893 (Incer 1988, unpublished manuscript).
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