CERRO QUEMADO VOLCANO, GUATEMALA
VOLCANO NUMBER 1402-04
- View of Cerro Quemado and Volcán Almolonga from the Summit of Santa María. Cerro Quemado's summit shows at left. It is rounded and there is a scalloped edge marked by the collapse scarp. The ring of domes of Volcán Almolonga shows to the right of Cerro Quemado. The town of Zuñil can be seen in the valley at the far right. Photo by Bill Rose, 1973.
OTHER NAMES USED
- Cerro Crespo
- Cerro Candelaria
- Catinocjuyup (indigenous name)
- Height of the top above sea level: 3197 m
TYPE OF EDIFICE
Cerro Quemado is an exogenous lava dome consisting of an overlapping sequence of viscous dacite block lava flows. La Pedrera, a pumicious rhyodacite lava flow just north of Cerro Quemado, is probably only slightly older than Cerro Quemado. Cerro Quemado is located on the west rim of an apparent ring crater marked by other domes, called Volcán Almolonga by Johns (1975). Cerro Quemado is surrounded by other volcanoes, included Santo Tomas, Santa María and Santiaguito, Siete Orejas, and Chicabal. The Quezaltenango Valley north of Cerro Quemado is possibly a large caldera (Duffield et al., 1991).
- Sketch of Cerro Quemado and its surroundings. Photo by H. Meyer-Abich.