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Tecapa volcano

stratovolcano 1593 m / 5,226 ft
El Salvador, 13.49°N / -88.5°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Tecapa volcano a complex basaltic-to-andesitic stratovolcano in east-central El Salvador. It is located at the NW end of a cluster of volcanoes east of the Río Lempa between San Vicente and San Miguel volcanoes.

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Typical eruption style: effusive
Tecapa volcano eruptions: unknown, less than 10,000 years ago

Last earthquakes nearby

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 1 Dec 2020 (GMT)
1 Dec 10.01 am (GMT -6) (1 Dec 2020 16:01:55 GMT)
2.4

5 km - More
2 km1.9 km southeast of Berlin, Usulután, El Salvador

Background

The Berlín caldera, whose rim is visible on the west side of the complex, was formed during the eruption of the Blanca-Rosa dacitic pumice in the late Pleistocene. Following caldera formation the cones of Cerro Las Palmas, Cerro Pelón, Tecapa-Laguna de Alegria, and Cerro Alegria were constructed along a WSW-ENE line. The crater of Tecapa-Laguna de Alegria contains a deep notch on the eastern rim and is filled by Laguna de Alegria crater lake. The Tecapa volcanic complex currently displays fumarolic activity, and a producing geothermal plant is located at the Berlín geothermal field.
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(Smithsonian / GVP volcano information)

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