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.
Fuego Volcano
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).
Tacaná Volcano
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.

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