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El Tigre

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  • El Salvador
  • México and Central America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 13.47°N
  • 88.43°W

  • 1640 m
    5381 ft

  • 343082
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
    Elevation

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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for El Tigre.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for El Tigre.

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Eruptive History

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

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for El Tigre.

Photo Gallery

The dissected Pleistocene volcano El Tigre is seen here from the NW on the flanks of Tecapa volcano with the town of Santiago de María at the left center. Two Holocene cones, symmetrical Cerro Oromontique in the center of the photo and Cerro la Manita, the small peak on the right horizon, were erupted along a NW-SE-trending fissure cutting the flanks of El Tigre volcano.

Photo by Kristal Dorion, 1994 (U.S. Geological Survey).
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Heavily forested Cerro el Tigre is the NE-most and oldest of the cluster of coalescing Quaternary volcanoes between the Río Lempa and San Miguel volcano. The Pleistocene volcano is seen here from Chinameca volcano to its east, with Usulután volcano in the shadow at the left. The low cone in the sun in front of Usulután is Cerro la Manita, a Holocene cone constructed along a NW-SE-trending fissure cutting the flanks of El Tigre.

Photo by Carlos Pullinger, 1996 (Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales, El Salvador).
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The summit of San Miguel volcano provides a vista down an E-W-trending volcanic chain between it and San Vicente volcano, the sharp-topped peak on the right horizon. The broad El Tigre volcano appears in the center of the photo beyond the slopes of Chinameca volcano in the right foreground. At the extreme left is Usulután, and to its left the summit of Taburete volcano is hidden behind a small cloud. Behind El Tigre are the peaks of the Tecapa volcanic complex.

Photo by Carlos Pullinger, 1996 (Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales, El Salvador).
See title for photo information.
A westward view down the axis of a cluster of volcanoes between San Miguel and San Vicente volcanoes shows the eroded Pleistocene Cerro el Tigre volcano at the left and flat-topped Tecapa volcano to its right. San Vicente volcano can be seen in the far right distance.

Photo by Carlos Pullinger, 1996 (Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales, El Salvador).
See title for photo information.
An E-W-trending chain of volcanoes extends ca. 30 km across eastern El Salvador. The small light-colored dot at the left is Laguna de Alegria, a crater of the Tecapa volcanic complex. No historical eruptions are known from the eroded Usulután and El Tigre volcanoes. The 2-km-wide Laguna Seca el Pacayal caldera is a prominent feature of Chinameca volcano. San Miguel is one of El Salvador's most active volcanoes; the dark area at the lower right is a lava flow from the 1819 eruption. The city of San Miguel is at the upper right.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS61C-31-47, 1986 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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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: 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: San Salvador
Publisher: Geographic Branch (G2) General Staff U. S. A.
Country: El Salvador
Year: 1935
Series: 107
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of San Salvador
Title: Nacaome
Publisher: Geographic Branch (G2) General Staff U. S. A.
Country: Sal / Hon / Nic
Year: 1934
Series: 107
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Nacaome
Title: Managua
Publisher: Geographic Branch (G2) General Staff U. S. A.
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1934
Series: 107
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Managua
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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