Cuilapa-Barbarena

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  • 14.33°N
  • 90.4°W

  • 1454 m
    4769 ft

  • 342111
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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Cuilapa-Barbarena. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Cuilapa-Barbarena page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

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The Cuilapa-Barbarena volcanic field contains approximately 70 Quaternary cinder cones, generally less than 100 m high. Many of the cones are located along the strike of the Jalpatagua fault, which extends SE from Guatemala City, north of the chain of stratovolcanoes stretching across Guatemala. The youngest cones were estimated to be of Holocene age, perhaps less than 1000 years old.

Photo by Lee Siebert (Smithsonian Institution).
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A volcanic plume from Pacaya volcano extends eastward from the left to Cerro Redondo, a small symmetrical cinder cone in the center of the image. This cone is one of the youngest features of the Cuilapa-Barbarena volcanic field, a cluster of about 70 Quaternary cinder cones located near the cities of Cuilapa and Barbarena (lower right) and in areas to the north and west. The cones were constructed where the NW-SE-trending Jalpatagua Fault intersects the southern margin of the Miocene Santa Rosa de Lima caldera.

NASA Landsat image, 2000 (courtesy of Loren Siebert, University of Akron).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


There are no samples for Cuilapa-Barbarena in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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