Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Acatenango
Acatenango (right) forms a twin volcano with Fuego (center). This view from the NE shows the twin summits of Volcán Acatenango, which was constructed during three eruptive periods post-dating the roughly 84,000-year-old Los Chocoyos Ash from Atitlán caldera. Construction of Yepocapa, the northern summit of Acatenango, was completed about 20,000 years ago. Growth of the southern and highest cone, Pico Central (also known as Pico Mayor), began at that time. Photo by Bill Rose, 1986 (Michigan Technological University).
Volcano Number:342080
Volcano Name:Acatenango
Country:Guatemala
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano(es)
Last Eruption:1972
Elevation:3976m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:4329
Pop. within 10km:60730
Pop. within 30km:1042836
Pop. within 100km:7634778
Latitude:14.501
Longitude:-90.876



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
342080 Acatenango 10648 Confirmed Eruption Yepocapa Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -2710
342080 Acatenango 10649 Confirmed Eruption Pico Central Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -370
342080 Acatenango 10650 Confirmed Eruption Pico Central Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -260
342080 Acatenango 10651 Confirmed Eruption Pico Central Radiocarbon (uncorrected) 90
342080 Acatenango 10652 Confirmed Eruption Anthropology 1450
342080 Acatenango 10653 Confirmed Eruption 3 North slope of Pico Central Historical Observations 1924/12/18 1925/6/7
342080 Acatenango 10654 Confirmed Eruption 2 Pico Central Historical Observations 1926 1927/5/19
342080 Acatenango 10655 Confirmed Eruption 1 Pico Central-Yepocapa saddle Historical Observations 1972/11/12 1972/12/16
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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