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Volcán de Flores is one of the largest of a cluster of small stratovolcanoes located in SE Guatemala behind the volcanic front. Volcán de Flores, also known as Volcán Amayo, lies about 10 km west of the city of Jutiapa, at the SW end of the SE Guatemala volcanic platform. The 1600-m-high summit rises up to 600 m above a basement of Cretaceous and Tertiary sedimentary rocks and contains a shallow crater breached on its eastern side. Satellitic cones occur at the southern and eastern base of the dominantly basaltic Flores volcano. Youthful lava flows occur at the NE base of the volcano, near El Aguacite.
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Flores. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Flores page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
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.
|Feature Name||Feature Type||Elevation||Latitude||Longitude|
|Argelia, Cerro de||Cone||1180 m|
|Carnero, Cerro el||Cone||1238 m|
|Gordo de Jutiapa, Cerro||Pyroclastic cone||1160 m||14° 17' 0" N||89° 56' 0" W|
|Pajarita, Cerro la||Cone||1280 m|
|Volcán de Flores (left), one of the largest volcanoes in SE Guatemala, is a 1600-m-high stratovolcano that lies at the SW end of a cluster of small volcanic fields near the border with El Salvador. This view from the SW shows part of a chain of NW-SE-trending cinder cones that cuts across the volcano's flanks. Cones west of Jutiapa have fed basaltic lava flows that blanket the low-lying areas between Jutiapa and Tertiary hills to the south.
Photo by Giuseppina Kysar, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
|Volcán Flores (shown on topographic maps as Volcán Amayo) rises above foothills on its western flank. The volcano is one of the largest of a group of small volcanoes behind the volcanic front in SE Guatemala and rises about 600 m above its base.
Photo by Rick Wunderman, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
|Volcán de Flores, seen here from the SSW, is one of the largest of a cluster of small stratovolcanoes located behind the main volcanic front in SE Guatemala. The volcano is also known as Volcán Amayo and lies about 10 km west of the city of Jutiapa. The 1600-m-high summit rises up to 600 m above a basement of Cretaceous and Tertiary sedimentary rocks and contains a steep-sided summit cone capped by a shallow crater breached on its eastern side. A NW-SE-trending alignment of cinder cones trends across the flanks of the volcano.
Photo by Francesco Frugioni, 1999 (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisca e Vulcanologia, Rome).
The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.
IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..
Walker J A, 1981. Petrogenesis of lavas from cinder cone fields behind the volcanic front of Central America. J Geol, 89: 721-739.
Williams H, McBirney A R, Dengo G, 1964. Geologic reconnaissance of southeastern Guatemala. Univ Calif Pub Geol Sci, 50: 1-62.