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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
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  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports 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 eroded Pleistocene El Tigre volcano is seen here from the flank of Tecapa to the NW with the town of Santiago de María near the center. Two Holocene cones are seen here, Cerro Oromontique right of Santiago de María and Cerro la Manita, the small peak on the horizon to the right.

Photo by Kristal Dorion, 1994 (U.S. Geological Survey).
Cerro el Tigre is the NE-most and oldest of the cluster of Quaternary volcanoes between the Río Lempa and San Miguel volcano. It seen here from Chinameca volcano to its east, with Usulután volcano in the shadow to the left.

Photo by Carlos Pullinger, 1996 (Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales, El Salvador).
This view from the summit of San Miguel shows the E-W-trending volcanic chain between it and San Vicente volcano, the peak in the distance to the right. The flank of Chinameca in the foreground (right) and the broad El Tigre volcano is in the center. Behind El Tigre are the peaks of the Tecapa volcanic complex and to the far left is Usulután.

Photo by Carlos Pullinger, 1996 (Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales, El Salvador).
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 to the left and Tecapa to its right. San Vicente volcano is in the distance to the far-right.

Photo by Carlos Pullinger, 1996 (Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales, El Salvador).
An E-W-trending chain of volcanoes extends about30 km across eastern El Salvador. 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 to the upper right.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS61C-31-47, 1986 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
The eroded El Tigre volcano is in the center of this December 2019 Planet Labs satellite image monthly mosaic (N is at the top; this image is approximately 13.5 km across). The eroded cones of Cerro Oromontique and La Manita are below the western and southern flanks, respectively, and the Cerro Alegria crater is in the NW corner of this image.

Satellite image courtesy of Planet Labs, 2019.
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: Mapa Geologico Minero de La Republica de Nicaragua
Publisher: INETER, Instituto Nicaraguense de Estudios Terriroriales
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1995
Series: Mapa geologico
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Mapa Geologico Minero de La Republica de Nicaragua

Title: Mapa Geologico Minero de La Republica de Nicaragua
Publisher: INETER, Instituto Nicaraguense de Estudios Terriroriales
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1995
Series: Mapa geologico
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Mapa Geologico Minero de La Republica de Nicaragua

Title: Bath of Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean Sea
Publisher: AAPG, Williams & Heintz Map Corp.
Country: US/ C.Am/ S.Am
Year: 1984
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:3,289
Map of Bath of Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean Sea

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
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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