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  • El Salvador
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 13.435°N
  • 88.532°W

  • 1172 m
    3845 ft

  • 343072
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Taburete.

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

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 Taburete. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Taburete 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 Taburete.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Taburete.

Photo Gallery

Taburete volcano (seen here from the SW) rises above the Pacific coastal plain, east of the Río Lempa. Taburete lies across an 800-m-high saddle from Tecapa volcano, visible to the left. The flat area to the left of the summit is a 150-300 m deep crater.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
The Tecapa volcanic complex (left) and Volcan Taburete (right) are separated by a 800-m-high saddle. They are seen here from the SW rising more than 1100 m above the Pacific coastal plain and lie at the eastern end of a volcanic chain reaching to San Miguel volcano. A relatively young lava flow is found on the southern flank of Taburete volcano, although its age is not known precisely. Fumarolic activity continues at Tecapa, the site of a major geothermal project.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
The rounded Volcan Taburete (far left) and the Tecapa volcanic massif rise to the NW above the Pacific coastal plain of El Salvador. The small Loma Pacha cone on the lower SE flank of Taburete (visible in the center of the image) produced a thick lava flow that traveled to SE. The rounded peak to the far right is Cerro Oromontique, a cone that erupted on the flank of El Tigre.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
The Tecapa volcanic complex (left) and Volcán Taburete (right) rise to the east of the Río Lempa, which is hidden beyond the slope in the foreground. They are at the western end of the 40-km-long Tecapa-San Miguel volcano cluster in eastern El Salvador. Ignimbrites from a caldera-forming eruption at Tecapa were emplaced beyond the Río Lempa.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
Four volcanoes of the 40-km-long Sierra Tecapa range rise to the NE above the Pacific coastal plain. From left to right are Volcán Taburete, El Tigre, Usulután, and San Miguel,

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
GVP Map Holdings

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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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