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A series of youthful lava flows was erupted from vents cutting through Tertiary pyroclastic rocks WNW of Ipala volcano about 5 km south of the town of Quezaltepeque. These basaltic flows issued passively from vents along a N-S-trending fault without accompanying explosive activity. The vents are capped by low mounds of lava. The flows were considered to be of Holocene age by Williams et al. (1964).
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Quezaltepeque. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Quezaltepeque page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Quezaltepeque.
|The right side of the relatively cloud-free area at the center of this NASA Landsat image (with north to top) contains the Quezaltepeque volcanic field. A series of youthful lava flows was erupted from vents along a N-S-trending fault cutting through Tertiary pyroclastic rocks about 5 km south of the town of Quezaltepeque. The northern end of Lake Güija along the Guatemala/El Salvador border is at the bottom of the image, and the city of Chiquimula is at the top center. The fault-controlled Río Motagua valley is at the upper left.
NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
Dozy J J, 1949. Some notes on the volcanoes of Guatemala. Bull Volc, 8: 47-68.
Williams H, McBirney A R, Dengo G, 1964. Geologic reconnaissance of southeastern Guatemala. Univ Calif Pub Geol Sci, 50: 1-62.