Usulután volcano

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

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wed, 9 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2021-06-09 03:49:37 (9 Jun 2021 09:49:37 GMT)
2.1

60 km
44 km (27 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 37 km south of Usulutan, El Salvador
Tue, 8 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2021-06-08 00:52:10 (8 Jun 2021 06:52:10 GMT)
3.2

89 km
24 km (15 mi)
19 km northwest of San Miguel, El Salvador
Sat, 5 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2021-06-04 18:46:36 (5 Jun 2021 00:46:36 GMT)
3.3

192 km
20 km (12 mi)
Departamento de Usulutan, 33 km northwest of San Miguel, El Salvador



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