Tecapa

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  • 13.494°N
  • 88.502°W

  • 1593 m
    5225 ft

  • 343080
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Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1878 Oct 2 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    

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.

Anderson E B, Jacobo H R, Ussher G N H, 1994. The Berlin geothermal system - from the surface to the magma chamber. Proc 16th New Zeal Geotherm Workshop, Auckland, p 127-132.

Carr M J, 1984. Symmetrical and segmented variation of physical and geochemical characterisitics of the Central American volcanic front. J Volc Geotherm Res, 20: 231-252.

Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica de Rio Lempa (CEL), 1994. Campo Geotermico de Berlin. Inf Invest Geovulcanologicas Adicionales, unpublished rpt, 51 p.

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

Kutterolf S, Freundt A, Perez W, 2008. Pacific offshore record of plinian arc volcanism in Central America: 2. Tephra volumes and eruptive masses. Geochem Geophys Geosyst, 8: Q02S02, doi:10.1029/2007GC001791.

Mooser F, Meyer-Abich H, McBirney A R, 1958. Central America. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI, 6: 1-146.

Parini M, Pisani P, Monterrosa M, 1995. Resource assessment at the Berlin geothermal field, El Salvador. Proc World Geotherm Cong, 3: 1537-1542.

Rodriguez J A, Herrara A, 2003. Geothermal El Salvador. Geotherm Res Council Bull, 32: 159-162.

Sapper K, 1925. The Volcanoes of Central America. Halle: Verlag Max Niemeyer, 144 p.

Weber H S, Wiesemann G, 1978. Mapa Geologico de la Republica de El Salvador/America Central. Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hannover, Germany, 1:100,000 scale geologic map in 6 sheets.

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.

Tecapa is a complex basaltic-to-andesitic stratovolcano at the NW end of a cluster of volcanoes east of the Río Lempa between San Vicente and San Miguel volcanoes. The Berlín caldera, whose rim is visible on the west side of the complex, was formed during the eruption of the Blanca-Rosa dacitic pumice in the late Pleistocene. Following caldera formation the cones of Cerro Las Palmas, Cerro Pelón, Tecapa-Laguna de Alegria, and Cerro Alegria were constructed along a WSW-ENE line. The crater of Tecapa-Laguna de Alegria contains a deep notch on the eastern rim and is filled by Laguna de Alegria crater lake. The Tecapa volcanic complex currently displays fumarolic activity, and a producing geothermal plant is located at the Berlín geothermal field.