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Quezaltepeque

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  • Guatemala
  • México and Central America
  • Volcanic field
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 14.57°N
  • 89.45°W

  • 1200 m
    3937 ft

  • 342210
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Quezaltepeque.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Quezaltepeque.

Eruptive History

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).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Quezaltepeque.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Quezaltepeque.

Photo Gallery

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)
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: 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: 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: 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
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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