Usulután volcano

Updated: Jul 7, 2022 01:14 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcano 1449 m / 4,754 ft
El Salvador, 13.42°N / -88.47°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Usulután volcano is a stratovolcano in east-central El Salvador, at the SE end of a cluster of basaltic to basaltic-andesite stratovolcanoes between San Vicente and San Miguel volcanoes.
The volcano contains a broad 1.3-km-wide summit crater breached to the east. The flanks of the forested Usulután volcano are strongly eroded and suggest a long repose interval, but young lava flows are present on its southern flanks. They are probably less than 10,000 years old. Cerro Nanzal is a flank cone on the lower SE flank and was mapped as Holocene.

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Typical eruption style: effusive
Usulután volcano eruptions: unknown, less than 10,000 years ago
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Monday, July 4, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 4, 2022 3:59 am (GMT -6) (Jul 4, 2022 09:59 GMT)
3.2

5 km
132 km (82 mi)
18 km southwest of Choluteca, Honduras
Thursday, June 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 30, 2022 2:03 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 30, 2022 20:03 GMT)
2.7

5 km
46 km (29 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 43 km southwest of Usulutan, El Salvador
Thursday, June 23, 2022 GMT (3 quakes)
Jun 23, 2022 3:02 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 23, 2022 21:02 GMT)
3.1

3 km
17 km (10.6 mi)
17 km west of San Miguel, El Salvador
Jun 23, 2022 2:52 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 23, 2022 20:52 GMT)
2.7

6 km
18 km (11 mi)
16 km west of San Miguel, El Salvador
Jun 23, 2022 2:27 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 23, 2022 20:27 GMT)
3.4

5 km
18 km (11 mi)
17 km west of San Miguel, El Salvador



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