Chinameca (volcano)

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Chinameca
ChinamecaVolcano.jpg
Chinameca stratovolcano is seen here from the SE near the summit of neighboring San Miguel volcano.
Highest point
Elevation1,300 m (4,300 ft) [1]
Coordinates13°28′41″N 88°19′48″W / 13.478°N 88.330°W / 13.478; -88.330Coordinates: 13°28′41″N 88°19′48″W / 13.478°N 88.330°W / 13.478; -88.330
Geography
Chinameca is located in El Salvador
Chinameca
Chinameca
Location in El Salvador
LocationSan Miguel Department, El Salvador
Geology
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruptionUnknown

Chinameca (also known as El Pacayal) is a stratovolcano in central-eastern El Salvador. It lies north of San Miguel volcano and rises over the town of Chinameca. The volcano is topped by a 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) wide caldera known as Laguna Seca el Pacayal, and a satellite cone on the west side, Cerro el Limbo, rises higher than the caldera rim. Fumaroles can be found on the north side, and it has been the site of a geothermal exploration program.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Chinameca". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.