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Utila volcano

Updated: Mar 4, 2024 04:07 GMT -
pyroclastic cones 74 m / 243 ft
Honduras, 16.1°N / -86.9°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Utila volcano is a volcanic vent that has produced a small lava flow and pyroclastic cones on the small island of Utila in the Carribean Sea off the north coast of Honduras.

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Typical eruption style: effusive
Utila volcano eruptions: unknown, less than 10,000 years ago

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Background

The island of Utila is the easternmost and lowest of the Bay Islands at the southern edge of the submarine Bartlett Trough. Utila is covered by a thin layer of Holocene basaltic rocks at its eastern end. Basaltic lavas and tuffs were erupted onto a coral-capped erosional surface.
Stuert Hill (also spelled Stuart Hill) is a pyroclastic cone that was constructed at the center of the volcanic terrain, and Pumpkin Hill is a small littoral cone located along the NE coast of the island. The high point of the island is Pumpkin Hill, which rises only 74 m above sea level.
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from: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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