Tahual

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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 14.43°N
  • 89.9°W

  • 1716 m
    5628 ft

  • 342141
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tahual.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Tahual.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Tahual. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Tahual 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.

Photo Gallery


Retana caldera, between Suchitán and Tahual volcanoes, is a prominent steep-walled caldera once filled by Laguna Retana. The lake periodically became dry and was refilled in the 19th and 20th centuries and has now been drained to provide access to rich soils on the lake floor. A canal drains the lake through a notch on its northern rim (extreme right). The caldera is seen here from its eastern rim (on the flank of Suchitán volcano). Volcán Tahual is the forested volcano behind the caldera at the right-center.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1993 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
Volcán Tahual, seen here from the NE, rises about 700 m above plains south of the town of Monjas. The summit of the 1716-m-high forested stratovolcano is cut by a broad erosional crater that is narrowly breached at the NE base of the volcano (center). The volcano is deeply dissected, but a Holocene pyroclastic cone near the NE base of Volcán Tahual fed a short basaltic lava flow, which forms the lighter-green area in the sunlight at the right-hand foot of the volcano.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1993 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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