Quezaltepeque (volcano)

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Quezaltepeque
Quezaltepeque is located in Guatemala
Quezaltepeque
Quezaltepeque
Highest point
Elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Coordinates 14°34′N 89°27′W / 14.567°N 89.450°W / 14.567; -89.450Coordinates: 14°34′N 89°27′W / 14.567°N 89.450°W / 14.567; -89.450
Geography
Location Chiquimula, Guatemala
Geology
Mountain type Volcanic field
Last eruption Unknown

Quezaltepeque is a volcanic field in Chiquimula, Guatemala at 14°34′0″N 89°27′0″W / 14.56667°N 89.45000°W / 14.56667; -89.45000. It has erupted in the Holocene. It is an area of basaltic lava flows was erupted from vents along a north-south trending fault without explosions, cutting through Tertiary pyroclastic rocks WNW of Ipala volcano about 5 km south of Quezaltepeque town. These basaltic flows issued passively from vents along a N-S-trending fault without accompanying explosive activity. There are mounds of lava over the vents.

Etymology[edit]

Nahuatl quetzaltepēc = "at the quetzal feather hill" or "at the tall upstanding hill".

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