Tajumulco volcano

Updated: Aug 8, 2022 04:01 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
Thursday, August 4, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 4, 2022 2:44 am (GMT -6) (Aug 4, 2022 08:44 GMT)
4.3

62 km
142 km (88 mi)
Mexico: 43 Km Al Suroeste De Mapastepec, México
Saturday, July 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 30, 2022 12:26 pm (GMT -6) (Jul 30, 2022 18:26 GMT)
4.4

17 km
308 km (191 mi)
Mexico: 90 Km Al Sureste De Salina Cruz, México

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some eruptions before 1808, and there are unlikely reports of eruptions in 1821 (or 1822), 1863, and 1893 (Incer 1988, unpublished manuscript).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

82Guat012012YC.jpg (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
82Guat012012YC.jpg (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
 



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