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  • Guatemala
  • Central America Volcanic Arc
  • Composite | Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 14.03°N
  • 90.1°W

  • 1,662 m
    5,453 ft

  • 342130
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports available for Moyuta.

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

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.

Eruptive History

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

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Moyuta.

Photo Gallery

The highest peak in this view is Moyuta and is one of the easternmost of a chain of volcanoes extending across Guatemala. Its flat-topped summit is formed by a cluster of lava domes. The volcano lies south of the NW-SE-trending Jalpatagua Fault and overtops the southern margin of the Jalpatagua Graben.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1988 (Smithsonian Institution).
This view from the south shows a forested lava dome, one of a cluster of at least three coalescing domes that form the summit of Moyuta. The town of Moyuta, the outskirts of which are seen in the center of the photo, is located high on the volcano immediately adjacent to the summit dome complex.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1988 (Smithsonian Institution).
Moyuta rises above farmlands on the Pacific coastal plain of Guatemala. The forested volcano is extensively eroded and is mostly Pliocene and Pleistocene, but has a cluster of relatively young andesite to dacite lava domes at its summit. North-trending faults across the summit area form step-like ridges. Fumaroles, acid springs, and bicarbonate-rich hot springs are located on the northern and southern flanks.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1988 (Smithsonian Institution).
Moyuta is the easternmost of a chain of large volcanoes extending along the volcanic front of Guatemala. The summit contains a cluster of forested lava domes. It is viewed here from a small lake to its SW at the edge of the Pacific coastal plain.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1988 (Smithsonian Institution).
The large forested area at the middle right is the 1662-m-high Moyuta volcanic complex, its summit composed of a series of overlapping andesitic lava domes. The small white-colored area above and to the right of the dome complex is the city of Moyuta, which lies at an altitude of nearly 1300 m. Moyuta is the easternmost of the chain of large stratovolcanoes stretching across the Guatemalan Highlands.

NASA Landsat image, 2000 (courtesy of Loren Siebert, University of Akron).
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 Moyuta in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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