Cerro Cinotepeque

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  • 14.02°N
  • 89.25°W

  • 665 m
    2181 ft

  • 343051
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Cerro Cinotepeque.

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Cerro Cinotepeque is the largest and most prominent of a group of four pyroclastic cones of Holocene age mapped by Weber and Weismann (1978) in low-lying areas on either side of the Río Lempa, about 40 km north of San Salvador. Cerro Cinotepeque (also spelled Cinotepec) lies south of the river; two other cones, Cerro Santiago and Cerro Mosquito, lie immediately north of the river. A fourth cone is located along the Río Gualchayo about 10 km farther north. A large group of small Pleistocene stratovolcanoes and pyroclastic cones constructed along NW-SE-trending faults is located west and south of Cerro Cinotepeque and west of Guazapa volcano.

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



Synonyms
Cinotepec, Cerro


Cones
Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Barranco Negro, Cerro Cinder cone 14° 8' 0" N 89° 16' 36" W
Cinotepeque, Cerro Cinder cone 665 m 14° 0' 18" N 89° 14' 46" W
Mesas, Cerro las Cinder cone 13° 51' 0" N 89° 15' 0" W
Mosquito, Cerro el Cinder cone 14° 3' 18" N 89° 17' 24" W
Ojo de Agua, Cerro Cinder cone 645 m 13° 52' 0" N 89° 14' 0" W
Pavas, Las Cinder cone 14° 9' 0" N 89° 17' 0" W
Picudo, Cerro Cinder cone 580 m 13° 15' 0" N 89° 13' 0" W
Santa Rita, Cerro Cinder cone
Santiago, Cerro Cinder cone 14° 3' 6" N 89° 16' 28" W
Tecuán, Cerro Stratovolcano 615 m 14° 1' 0" N 89° 16' 0" W
Tunas, Cerro las Cinder cone 618 m 13° 16' 0" N 89° 13' 0" W
Tutultepeque, Cerro Cinder cone 580 m 13° 14' 30" N 89° 14' 0" W
Cerro El Chino, also known as La Hedionda, is seen here from the east, just south of the town of Aguilares. This pyroclastic cone of Pleistocene age is part of the Cerro Cinotepeque volcanic field, a large group of small Pleistocene-to-Holocene stratovolcanoes and pyroclastic cones constructed along NW-SE-trending faults on either side of the Río Lempa west of Guazapa volcano. The Holocene cone of Cerro Cinotepeque lies about 6 km NW of Cerro El Chino.

Photo by Giuseppina Kysar, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
Flat-topped Cerro las Tunas is seen here from the NE, just south of the town of Aguilares. Las Tunas is a Pleistocene stratovolcano that is part of the Cerro Cinotepeque volcanic field, an area of small stratovolcanoes and pyroclastic cones of Pleistocene-to-Holocene age on either side of the Río Lempa west of Guazapa volcano.

Photo by Giuseppina Kysar, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
Cerro Rodondo (also known as Tutultepeque) on the left and Picudo on the right are seen from the east across fields between the towns of Guazapa and Aguilares. These Pleistocene cones are part of the Pleistocene-to-Holocene Cerro Cinotepec volcanic field.

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.

Weber H S, Wiesemann G, 1978. Mapa Geologico de la Republica de El Salvador/America Central. Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hannover, Germany, 1:100,000 scale geologic map in 6 sheets.

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9,831
60,668
743,867
6,953,850

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Cerro Cinotepeque 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).
WOVOdat 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.
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).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.