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Tajumulco

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  • Guatemala
  • Central America Volcanic Arc
  • Composite | Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 15.043°N
  • 91.903°W

  • 4203 m
    13789 ft

  • 342020
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports available for Tajumulco.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Tajumulco.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Tajumulco.

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

Eruptive History

There is data available for 0 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

[ 1863 ] Uncertain Eruption

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1863 - Unknown Evidence from Unknown

List of 2 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion Uncertain
1863    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

[ 1821 ] Uncertain Eruption

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
1821 - Unknown Evidence from Unknown

List of 2 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion Uncertain
1821    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Tajumulco.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Tajumulco.

Photo Gallery

Tajumulco is seen here from the NW from the slopes of Tacaná volcano, which lies along the México/Guatemala border. A lava flow from the NW summit traveled NW down a deep valley on the flank.

Photo by Norm Banks, 1987 (U.S. Geological Survey).
The Santiaguito lava-dome complex (center) has been in continual activity since 1922. It is seen here in March 1983 from the SE, with Siete Orejas volcano forming the broad forested ridge above it and Tacaná (left) and Tajumulco (right) volcanoes appearing on the left skyline. Santiaguito was constructed within the large 1902 explosion crater, which cuts the SW flank of Santa María volcano at the right.

Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1983.
The NE side of Tajumulco volcano has gentler slopes and more extensive agricultural use than the NW side. Tajumulco lies NW of the main tourist areas in the Central Highlands and is infrequently visited. The volcano is located closer to Tacaná volcano on the México/Guatemala border than it is to other Guatemalan volcanoes.

Photo by Bill Rose, 1986 (Michigan Technological University).
Tajumulco is seen here from the NNW. It rises above deeply eroded valleys within plutonic and Tertiary volcanic rocks. Prior to this 1986 photo there had been several unconfirmed reports of eruptions.

Photo by Bill Rose, 1986 (Michigan Technological University).
Tajumulco's southern flanks (left), which descend toward the Pacific coastal plain, are steeper than its northern flanks. At its base are exposed plutonic rocks.

Photo by Bill Rose, 1986 (Michigan Technological University).
GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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