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A cluster of cinder cones and low shield volcanoes surrounds the city of Jutiapa in SE Guatemala. The most prominent feature is Cerro Santiago, one of two coalescing cinder cones capping a low shield volcano SE of Jutiapa. Youthful flows from the twin Los Cerritos cones NE of Jutiapa cross the Interamerican highway. Volcán Culma forms a steep-sided basaltic lava mound immediately east of the city. To the west lies Cerro Gordo (referred to by Williams et al., 1964 as Volcano Amayo), a craterless cinder cone surrounded by basaltic lava flows. It is one of several cinder cones to have produced lava flows that blanket the landscape between Jutiapa and Tertiary volcanic hills to the south.
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Cerro Santiago. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Cerro Santiago 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|
|Apantes, Cerro de||Cinder cone||1260 m||14° 23' 0" N||89° 53' 0" W|
|Aradas, Cerro las||Cinder cone||1160 m||14° 21' 0" N||89° 52' 0" W|
|Culma, Volcán||Cinder cone||1027 m||14° 18' 0" N||89° 53' 0" W|
|San Antonio I, Cerro||Cinder cone||1192 m||14° 20' 0" N||89° 53' 0" W|
|San Juan, Cerro||Cinder cone||1125 m||14° 22' 0" N||89° 49' 0" W|
|A cluster of cinder cones and low shield volcanoes surrounds the city of Jutiapa in SE Guatemala. This photo shows Volcán Culma, a lava cone composed of coarsely porphyritic basaltic lavas on the eastern side of the city. The most prominent feature of the volcanic field is Cerro Santiago, one of two coalescing cinder cones capping a low shield volcano SE of Jutiapa. This photo was taken from the Pan-American highway, which here is underlain by youthful flows from the twin Los Cerritos cones NE of Jutiapa.
Photo by Giuseppina Kysar, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.
IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..
Williams H, McBirney A R, Dengo G, 1964. Geologic reconnaissance of southeastern Guatemala. Univ Calif Pub Geol Sci, 50: 1-62.