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

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 16:23 GMT (1 earthquake)
Nov 30, 2021 10:23 am (GMT -6) (Nov 30, 2021 16:23 GMT)

36 km
144 km (89 mi)
8 km north of Choluteca, Honduras
Sunday, November 28, 2021 21:27 GMT (1 earthquake)
Nov 28, 2021 3:27 pm (GMT -6) (Nov 28, 2021 21:27 GMT)

1 km
261 km (162 mi)
Departamento de Jinotega, 42 km northeast of Esteli, Nicaragua
Saturday, November 27, 2021 21:41 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Nov 27, 2021 3:41 pm (GMT -6) (Nov 27, 2021 21:41 GMT)

78 km
96 km (60 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 35 km southwest of San Lorenzo, Honduras
Nov 26, 2021 6:01 pm (GMT -6) (Nov 27, 2021 00:01 GMT)

30 km
64 km (40 mi)
Departamento de La Union, 35 km southeast of San Miguel, El Salvador
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 15:27 GMT (1 earthquake)
Nov 23, 2021 9:27 am (GMT -6) (Nov 23, 2021 15:27 GMT)

3 km
16 km (9.9 mi)
22 km east of San Vicente, El Salvador


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.
(Smithsonian / GVP volcano information)

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