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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Cuilapa-Barbarena.
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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.
|Feature Name||Feature Type||Elevation||Latitude||Longitude|
|Alto, Cerro||Pyroclastic cone||1368 m||14° 22' 0" N||90° 29' 0" W|
|Barberena, Cerrito de||Pyroclastic cone||1300 m||14° 18' 0" N||90° 21' 0" W|
|Brasil, Cerro||Pyroclastic cone||1180 m||14° 21' 0" N||90° 27' 0" W|
|Brito, Cerro de||Pyroclastic cone||1270 m||14° 22' 0" N||90° 21' 0" W|
|Bueyes, Cerro de los||Pyroclastic cone||1098 m||14° 22' 0" N||90° 25' 0" W|
|Cementerio Brito, Cerro del||Pyroclastic cone||1240 m||14° 21' 0" N||90° 21' 0" W|
|Cuilapa Sur, Cerro||Pyroclastic cone||900 m||14° 16' 0" N||90° 17' 0" W|
|Cuilapa, Volcán||Pyroclastic cone||1080 m||14° 17' 0" N||90° 18' 0" W|
Don Chana, Cerro
|Pyroclastic cone||1259 m||14° 22' 0" N||90° 21' 0" W|
|Esclavos, Cerrito los||Pyroclastic cone||950 m||14° 16' 0" N||90° 17' 0" W|
|Gordo, Cerrito||Pyroclastic cone||1300 m||14° 23' 0" N||90° 31' 0" W|
|Jocotillo, Cerro el||Pyroclastic cone||1240 m||14° 22' 0" N||90° 30' 0" W|
|Joya de Limón, Cerrito||Pyroclastic cone||1040 m||14° 16' 0" N||90° 17' 0" W|
|Junquillo Norte, Cerro el||Pyroclastic cone||1359 m||14° 22' 0" N||90° 21' 0" W|
|Junquillo Sur, Cerro el||Pyroclastic cone||1478 m||14° 20' 0" N||90° 21' 0" W|
|Pino, Cerrito el||Pyroclastic cone||1060 m||14° 20' 0" N||90° 24' 0" W|
|Porvenir, Cerro el||Pyroclastic cone||1280 m||14° 17' 0" N||90° 21' 0" W|
|Providencia, Cerro la||Pyroclastic cone||1241 m||14° 17' 0" N||90° 20' 0" W|
|Pyroclastic cone||1220 m||14° 23' 0" N||90° 26' 0" W|
|Santa Elena, Cerrito de||Pyroclastic cone||1060 m||14° 17' 0" N||90° 17' 0" W|
|Trapichito, Cerro||Pyroclastic cone||1260 m||14° 22' 0" N||90° 21' 0" W|
|Vega, Cerrito la||Pyroclastic cone||1180 m||14° 21' 0" N||90° 29' 0" W|
|Vega, Cerro los||Pyroclastic cone||1412 m||14° 19' 0" N||90° 21' 0" W|
|Viñas, Cerrito las||Pyroclastic cone||1060 m||14° 21' 0" N||90° 25' 0" W|
|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).
|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).
A listing of samples from the Smithsonian collections will be available soon.
|Large Eruptions of Cuilapa-Barbarena||Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).|
|WOVOdat||WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.|
|EarthChem||EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).|
|MODVOLC - HIGP MODIS Thermal Alert System||Using infrared satellite Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, scientists at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i, developed an automated system called MODVOLC to map thermal hot-spots in near real time. For each MODIS image, the algorithm automatically scans each 1 km pixel within it to check for high-temperature hot-spots. When one is found the date, time, location, and intensity are recorded. MODIS looks at every square km of the Earth every 48 hours, once during the day and once during the night, and the presence of two MODIS sensors in space allows at least four hot-spot observations every two days. Each day updated global maps are compiled to display the locations of all hot spots detected in the previous 24 hours. There is a drop-down list with volcano names which allow users to 'zoom-in' and examine the distribution of hot-spots at a variety of spatial scales.|
|MIROVA||Middle InfraRed Observation of Volcanic Activity (MIROVA) is a near real time volcanic hot-spot detection system based on the analysis of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. In particular, MIROVA uses the Middle InfraRed Radiation (MIR), measured over target volcanoes, in order to detect, locate and measure the heat radiation sourced from volcanic activity.|