Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: San Salvador
A cable car line to San Jacinto on the SE side of the city of San Salvador provides access to this impressive vista of the massive compound volcano of the same name towering above the sprawling capital city of El Salvador. The flat-topped peak at the left is Boquerón stratovolcano, which has grown within a 6-km-wide caldera formed by collapse of the older El Picacho volcano (the peak at the right) and another volcano to the NW. Most of the four historical eruptions recorded at San Salvador since the 16th century have originated from flank vents. Photo by Rick Wunderman, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
Volcano Number:343050
Volcano Name:San Salvador
Country:El Salvador
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:1917
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:29514
Pop. within 10km:800780
Pop. within 30km:2857563
Pop. within 100km:6366833

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
343050 San Salvador 10823 Confirmed Eruption 3 ? NW flank (Loma Caldera) Radiocarbon (corrected) 640
343050 San Salvador 10824 Confirmed Eruption 4 Boquerón San Andrés Talpetate Tuff Anthropology 1200
343050 San Salvador 10825 Confirmed Eruption 3 ? Loma de Grandes Bloques Historical Observations 1575
343050 San Salvador 10826 Confirmed Eruption 3 NW flank (El Playón) El Playón Sequence - Lower Playón Historical Observations 1658/11/3 1671
343050 San Salvador 10828 Uncertain Eruption 0 El Playón ? 1806
343050 San Salvador 10829 Confirmed Eruption 3 Boquerón summit and north flank Historical Observations 1917/6/7 1917
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.

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