Conchagüita

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Conchagüita
Conchagüita is located in El Salvador
Conchagüita
Conchagüita
Location in El Salvador
Highest point
Elevation 505 m (1,657 ft)
Prominence 505 m (1,657 ft)
Coordinates 13°13′44″N 87°46′01″W / 13.229°N 87.767°W / 13.229; -87.767Coordinates: 13°13′44″N 87°46′01″W / 13.229°N 87.767°W / 13.229; -87.767
Geography
Location El Salvador
Geology
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption Pleistocene

Conchagüita is a volcanic island in Gulf of Fonseca, eastern El Salvador.

In October 1892, an earthquake triggered a large landslide at the volcano, and the resulting dust cloud was first thought to be new volcanic ash. The event was discredited as volcanic eruption by the Smithsonian Institution.

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