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Moyuta

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  • Guatemala
  • México and Central America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 14.03°N
  • 90.1°W

  • 1662 m
    5451 ft

  • 342130
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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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.

Eruptive History

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

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Moyuta.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Moyuta.

Photo Gallery

Moyuta volcano, seen here on the left-center horizon from the NW, is the easternmost of a chain of large stratovolcanoes extending across Guatemala. Its flat-topped summit is formed by a cluster of lava domes. Lava flows from the volcano interfinger with lacustrine deposits in the Jalpatagua valley, partly covered by the cloud bank below the volcano. The volcano lies south of the NW-SE-trending Jalpatagua Fault and overtops the southern margin of the Jalpatagua Graben, which lies on trend with the medial graben of El Salvador.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1988 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
This view from the south shows a forested lava dome, one of a cluster of at least three steep-sided, coalescing andesitic-to-dacitic domes forming the summit of Moyuta volcano. The age of the domes is not known, but they are considered to be relatively recent features. The town of Moyuta, the outskirts of which are seen in the center of the photo, was constructed high on the volcano immediately adjacent to the summit dome complex.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1988 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
Moyuta volcano rises above farmlands on the Pacific coastal plain of Guatemala. The densely forested volcano is extensively dissected and is mostly of Pliocene and Pleistocene age, but has a cluster of relatively youthful andesitic-to-dacitic lava domes at its summit. North-trending faults cut the summit area and form step-like ridges. Fumaroles, acid springs, and bicarbonate-rich hot springs are located on the northern and southern flanks of the volcano.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1988 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
Moyuta is the easternmost of a chain of large stratovolcanoes extending along the volcanic front of Guatemala. The summit of the 1662-m-high volcano contains a cluster of forested lava domes. It is viewed here from a small lake to its SW at the edge of the Pacific coastal plain. The age of the latest eruption of Moyuta volcano is not known.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1988 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
The large forested area at the middle right is the 1662-m-high Moyuta volcanic complex, its summit composed of a series of overlapping andesitic lava domes. The small white-colored area above and to the right of the dome complex is the city of Moyuta, which lies at an altitude of nearly 1300 m. Moyuta is the easternmost of the chain of large stratovolcanoes stretching across the Guatemalan Highlands.

NASA Landsat image, 2000 (courtesy of Loren Siebert, University of Akron).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Guatemala
Publisher: Instituto Geografico Militar
Country: Guatemala
Year: 1993
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Guatemala
Title: Carta Geolica de la Republica Mexicana
Publisher: Recursos Minerales and Institute de Gelogia
Country: Mexico
Year: 1992
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Carta Geolica de la Republica Mexicana
Title: Paso el Jobo
Publisher: IGN
Country: El Salvador
Year: 1986
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Paso el Jobo
Title: Carta Gravimetrica 1984 - 1985 Anomalias Bouguer Simple
Publisher: Instituto Geografico Nacional "Ingeniero Pablo Guzman"
Country: El Salvador
Year: 1986
Map Type: Geophysical (Gravity)
Scale: 1:300,000
Map of Carta Gravimetrica 1984 - 1985 Anomalias Bouguer Simple
Title: Mapa Oficial de La Republica de El Salvador
Publisher: Instituto Geografico Nacional "Ingeniero Pablo Guzman"
Country: El Salvador
Year: 1984
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:200,000
Map of Mapa Oficial de La Republica de El Salvador
Title: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: NW C Am (GU ES HO)
Year: 1982
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
Title: Santa Ana
Publisher: BGR, West Germany
Country: El Salvador
Year: 1978
Series: El Salvador Geology
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Santa Ana
Title: Santa Ana
Publisher: IGN
Country: El Salvador
Year: 1974
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Santa Ana
Title: Mapa Hipsometrico de la Republica de Guatemala
Publisher: IGN
Country: Guatemala
Year: 1970
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Mapa Hipsometrico de la Republica de Guatemala
Title: Mapa Hipsometrico de la Republica de Guatemala
Publisher: IGN
Country: Guatemala
Year: 1970
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Mapa Hipsometrico de la Republica de Guatemala
Title: San Salvador
Publisher: Geographic Branch (G2) General Staff U. S. A.
Country: El Salvador
Year: 1935
Series: 107
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of San Salvador
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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