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Laguna Aramuaca

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  • El Salvador
  • México and Central America
  • Maar
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 13.428°N
  • 88.105°W

  • 181 m
    594 ft

  • 343101
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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Eruptive History

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

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Laguna Aramuaca.

Photo Gallery

Bedded pyroclastic-surge deposits are exposed in a quarry at Laguna de Aramuaca, SE of the city of San Miguel. Conical San Miguel volcano rises 18 km to the west in the right background. Note the person in the center for scale.

Photo by Giuseppina Kysar, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
A quarry at Laguna de Aramuaca exposes a roughly 10-m-high section of thinly bedded pyroclastic-surge layers. Despite its immediate proximity to the Pan-American highway, this spectacular maar remains to be studied in detail.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
A solitary, 600-m-wide lake, Laguna Aramuaca, occupies a low-lying area about 10 km SE of the city of San Miguel. The low northern wall of the maar is seen here from the southern rim of the 1-km-wide crater. The Pan-American highway swings around the south side of the maar, which was erupted through sediments immediately north of the Río Grande de San Miguel. The rim of the maar rises about 50-100 m above the countryside and reaches only 181 m above sea level.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
The low SW rim of Aramuaca maar is reflected in the waters of 600-m-wide Laguna de Aramuaca. The maar was erupted through sediments in a plain north of the Río Grande de San Miguel.

Photo by Giuseppina Kysar, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
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: 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 Laguna Aramuaca in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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