Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Atitlan
Conical Volcán Atitlán directly overlies the inferred margin of the Pleistocene Atitlán III caldera, whose northern rim lies across Lake Atitlán. Atitlán volcano forms a paired volcano with Tolimán to its north (seen just to the right of Atitlán's summit). The historically active Atitlán is younger than Tolimán, although their earlier activity overlapped. In contrast to Tolimán, Atitlán displays a thick pyroclastic cover, reflecting its predominantly explosive eruptions that have been recorded since the 15th century. Photo by Bill Rose, 1980 (Michigan Technological University).
Volcano Number:342060
Volcano Name:Atitlan
Country:Guatemala
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano(es)
Last Eruption:1853
Elevation:3535m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:2303
Pop. within 10km:70431
Pop. within 30km:664649
Pop. within 100km:8029695
Latitude:14.583
Longitude:-91.186



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
342060 Atitlan 10633 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -1020
342060 Atitlan 10634 Confirmed Eruption 3 ^ Historical Observations 1469
342060 Atitlan 10635 Confirmed Eruption 3 ? Historical Observations 1505
342060 Atitlan 10636 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1579 1581/12/31
342060 Atitlan 10637 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1663
342060 Atitlan 10638 Confirmed Eruption Volcano Uncertain 1717/8/29 1721
342060 Atitlan 10639 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1826
342060 Atitlan 10640 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1827/3/27
342060 Atitlan 10641 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 1827/9/1 1828
342060 Atitlan 10642 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1833
342060 Atitlan 10643 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1837
342060 Atitlan 10644 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1843
342060 Atitlan 10645 Uncertain Eruption 2 ? 1852
342060 Atitlan 10646 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 1853/5/3
342060 Atitlan 10647 Uncertain Eruption 2 1856
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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