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Tolimán volcano

Updated: Jul 4, 2022 06:10 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 3158 m / 10,361 ft
Guatemala, 14.61°N / -91.19°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 12 Dec 2021 (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Tolimán volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sunday, July 3, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 3, 2022 1:38 pm (GMT -6) (Jul 3, 2022 19:38 GMT)
3.7

15 km
466 km (290 mi)
Mexico: 116 Km Al SURESTE De CRUCECITA, OAX
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 28, 2022 2:49 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 28, 2022 20:49 GMT)
4.5

25 km
187 km (116 mi)
Mexico: 48 Km Al Suroeste De El Gancho México
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
332 km (206 mi)
Mexico: 140 Km Al SUROESTE De TONALA, CHIS

Background

Volcán Tolimán is a large andesitic stratovolcano that rises above the south shore of Lake Atitlán. Tolimán was constructed within the Pleistocene Atitlán III caldera, near its inferred southern margin. A shallow elliptical crater truncates the summit, and a minor subsidiary peak to the SSW also has a shallow crater. In contrast to the tephra-covered surface of its twin volcano to the south, Volcán Atitlán, the surface of Tolimán is draped by prominent thick lava flows. Many of the flows were erupted from vents on the volcano's flanks and form a highly irregular shoreline on the south side of Lake Atitlán. No historical eruptions are known from Tolimán. However, a lava flow that entered Lake Atitlán from the parasitic lava dome of Cerro de Oro on the northern flank was considered by Newhall et al. (1987) to be less than a few thousand years old based on the thickness of sediment accumulated on the sublacustral part of the flow.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Tolimán Photos

Atitlán, Toliman, and San Pedro volcanoes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Atitlán, Toliman, and San Pedro volcanoes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Early morning at the shore of Lake Atitlán with Atitlán, Toliman and San Pedro volcanoes in the background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Early morning at the shore of Lake Atitlán with Atitlán, Toliman and San Pedro volcanoes in the background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sunrise over Lake Atitlán with Atitlán and Toliman volcanoes in the background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sunrise over Lake Atitlán with Atitlán and Toliman volcanoes in the background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Atitlán and Toliman volcanoes seen from the shore of the Atitlán Lake (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Atitlán and Toliman volcanoes seen from the shore of the Atitlán Lake (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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