Volcanic Hazards --Northern Central America
Volcanoes of El Salvador
- Geographic, Geologic and Hazards information on Coatepeque,
Ilopango, Izalco, San Miguel, San Salvador (Boqueron), San Vicente,
and Santa Ana Volcanoes.
Santa María Volcano
- This is a resource web for those
who are interested in diverse background information about this
important "Decade Volcano". It is meant to encourage
interdisciplinary research on this unique outdoor laboratory, which
offers great opportunity for those interested in working together to
learn how to mitigate volcanic hazards worldwide. The example here
will hopefully form a model for the development of a new edition of
the Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World, a project of IAVCEI.
The Fuego resource web is directed toward international researchers
who wish to plan research at Central America's historically most
active volcano, with more than 60 historic eruptions. It is designed
as part of a new edition of the Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the
World, an initiative of IAVCEI (the International Association of
Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior).
The Tacaná resource web is presented as an example of a
volcano on which very little work is completed. Its volcanic crisis
in 1986 was a serious problem because of the lack of background data
on the volcano. During the crisis only a few days of field work were
done. Fortunately, the crisis was not followed by an eruption. There
is need for better information about the volcano and its behavior
before the next crisis.
Cerro Quemado Volcano
Cerro Quemado is an exogenous dome complex that last erupted in
1818. It's location at the edge of Quezaltenango, Guatemala's second
largest city makes it a prime volcanic hazard, however, and the
prehistoric record shows that Quezaltenango was the site of
devastation 1200 years ago.
MTU Volcanoes Page