Apastepeque Field

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  • 13.72°N
  • 88.77°W

  • 700 m
    2296 ft

  • 343071
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Apastepeque Field. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. 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. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Williams H, Meyer-Abich H, 1955. Volcanism in the southern part of El Salvador with particular reference to the collapse basins of Lakes Coatepeque and Ilopango. Univ Calif Pub Geol Sci, 32: 1-64.

The Apastepeque volcanic field north of the city of San Vicente consists of a dense cluster of about two dozen chemically diverse Holocene volcanic vents, including lava domes, cinder cones, and maars. Andesitic-to-dacitic lava domes were emplaced in some vents following dacitic pumice eruptions. After the end of these more siliceous eruptions, a series of basaltic cinder cones was formed. Some of the basaltic eruptions concluded with the formation of steep-walled maars up to 100 m deep, some now occupied by lakes, such as Laguna de Apastepeque and Laguna Chalchuapán.