OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Acatenango

Latitude (dd): 
14.50
Longitude (dd): 
-90.88
Elevation (m): 
3976
Country: 
Guatemala
Type: 
Stratovolcano

 

Main volcanoes of the Central American arc in Guatemala.

 

Acatenango's first historic eruption was in 1924. Two other eruptions occurred in 1924-1927 and 1972.

Geologists visited the summit in 1981 and report the strong smell of sulfur but no visible fumaroles.

Acatenango is one of the highest stratovolcanoes in central America.

 

 

Photograph by Steve O'Meara of Volcano Watch International.

 



Sources of Information:

McClelland, L., Simkin, T., Summers, M., Nielsen, E., and Stein, T.C., 1989, Global Volcanism 1975-1985: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice Hall, 655 p.

Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 349 p.