Laguna Aramuaca

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  • 13.428°N
  • 88.105°W

  • 181 m
    594 ft

  • 343101
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Laguna Aramuaca. 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..

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.

A solitary, 1-km-wide, lake-filled maar, Laguna Aramuaca, occupies a low-lying area about 10 km SE of the city of San Miguel. The Pan-American highway swings around the south side of the maar immediately north of the Río Grande de San Miguel. Laguna Aramuaca was mapped as Holocene by Weber and Wiesemann (1978), but has not been studied in detail. The low rim of the maar rises about 50-100 m above the countryside and reaches only 181 m above sea level. Spectacular pyroclastic-surge deposits are exposed by quarries near the rim of the maar.