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Usulután volcano

stratovolcano 1449 m / 4,754 ft
El Salvador, 13.42°N / -88.47°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: effusive
Usulután volcano eruptions: unknown, less than 10,000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 9 Jul
Mon, 9 Jul 07:11 UTCM 4.7 / 193.2 km9 km- 5km E of Santiago de Maria, El Salvador
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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