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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Chiquimula Volcanic Field.
The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Chiquimula Volcanic Field.
The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Chiquimula Volcanic Field.
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|
|Astillero, Cerrito el||Lava cone||650 m||14° 47' 0" N||89° 30' 0" W|
|Guatojón, Cerro||Pyroclastic cone||740 m||14° 50' 0" N||89° 33' 0" W|
|Otro Lado, Cerro el||Pyroclastic cone||616 m||14° 50' 0" N||89° 33' 0" W|
|Paxapá, Cerro||Lava cone||1069 m||14° 51' 0" N||89° 36' 0" W|
|Sillón Abajo, Cerrito el||Lava cone||640 m||14° 47' 0" N||89° 30' 0" W|
|Sillón, Cerrito el||Lava cone||617 m||14° 48' 0" N||89° 29' 0" W|
|Tacó Arriba, Cerrito de||Lava cone||1192 m||14° 47' 0" N||89° 37' 0" W|
|Vidal, Cerrito de los||Lava cone||640 m||14° 46' 0" N||89° 30' 0" W|
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Chiquimula Volcanic Field. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Chiquimula Volcanic Field page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
There is no Deformation History data available for Chiquimula Volcanic Field.
There is no Emissions History data available for Chiquimula Volcanic Field.
|The Chiquimula volcanic field occupies a fault-bounded basin underlain by light-colored Cretaceous plutonic rocks in the Chiquimula Valley of SE Guatemala. The most recent eruptions produced basaltic cinder cones and lava flows constructed along a N-S-trending fracture starting near the northern edge of Chiquimula town. Part of the town is seen on the valley floor to the right of the hill in the center of this photo, taken from the NW along the road to Maraxco.
Photo by Giuseppina Kysar, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
|The youngest vents of the Chiquimula volcanic field were erupted along a N-S-trending fracture north of the town of Chiquimula. They are seen here from the NE, north of the town of Petapilo. The northernmost of the young cones, Cerro Grande, is the oldest and largest. The youngest lava flows originated from fissure vents at Cerro Chiquito. The age of these unvegetated flows is not known, but they may be less than a thousand years old.
Photo by Giuseppina Kysar, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
There are no samples for Chiquimula Volcanic Field in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.
|DECADE Data||The DECADE portal, still in the developmental stage, serves as an example of the proposed interoperability between The Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program, the MAGA Database, and the EarthChem Geochemical Portal. The Deep Earth Carbon Degassing (DECADE) initiative seeks to use new and established technologies to determine accurate global fluxes of volcanic CO2 to the atmosphere, but installing CO2 monitoring networks on 20 of the world's 150 most actively degassing volcanoes. The group uses related laboratory-based studies (direct gas sampling and analysis, melt inclusions) to provide new data for direct degassing of deep earth carbon to the atmosphere.|
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|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.|
|Large Eruptions of Chiquimula Volcanic Field||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).|
|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.|
|MODVOLC Thermal Alerts||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.|
|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).|