List of volcanoes in El Salvador

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This is a list of active and extinct volcanoes in El Salvador.



NameElevationLocationLast eruption
metersfeet Coordinates
Apaneca Range 20366680 13°53′28″N89°47′10″W / 13.891°N 89.786°W / 13.891; -89.786 Holocene
Apastepeque Volcanic Field 7002297 13°43′N88°46′W / 13.72°N 88.77°W / 13.72; -88.77 Holocene
Chingo [1] 17755823 14°07′00″N89°44′00″W / 14.11667°N 89.73333°W / 14.11667; -89.73333 Holocene
Cerro Cinotepeque 6652182 14°01′N89°15′W / 14.02°N 89.25°W / 14.02; -89.25 Holocene
Cerro Singüil 9573140 14°03′N89°39′W / 14.05°N 89.65°W / 14.05; -89.65 Holocene
Chinameca 13004265 13°28′41″N88°19′48″W / 13.478°N 88.330°W / 13.478; -88.330 Holocene
Coatepeque Caldera 7462447 13°52′N89°33′W / 13.87°N 89.55°W / 13.87; -89.55 Holocene
Conchagua 12254019 13°16′30″N87°50′42″W / 13.275°N 87.845°W / 13.275; -87.845 Unknown
Conchaguita 5051657 13°13′44″N87°46′01″W / 13.229°N 87.767°W / 13.229; -87.767 Unknown
El Tigre 16405381 13°28′N88°26′W / 13.47°N 88.43°W / 13.47; -88.43 Holocene
Guazapa 14384718 13°54′N89°07′W / 13.90°N 89.12°W / 13.90; -89.12 Holocene
Ilopango 4501476 13°40′19″N89°03′11″W / 13.672°N 89.053°W / 13.672; -89.053 1880
Izalco 19506398 13°48′47″N89°37′59″W / 13.813°N 89.633°W / 13.813; -89.633 1966
Laguna Aramuaca 181594 13°25′41″N88°06′18″W / 13.428°N 88.105°W / 13.428; -88.105 Holocene
San Diego 7812562 14°16′N89°29′W / 14.27°N 89.48°W / 14.27; -89.48 Holocene
San Miguel 21306988 13°26′02″N88°16′08″W / 13.434°N 88.269°W / 13.434; -88.269 2022
San Salvador 18936211 13°44′02″N89°17′38″W / 13.734°N 89.294°W / 13.734; -89.294 1917
San Vicente 21827159 13°35′42″N88°50′13″W / 13.595°N 88.837°W / 13.595; -88.837 Holocene
Santa Ana 23817812 13°51′11″N89°37′48″W / 13.853°N 89.630°W / 13.853; -89.630 2005
Taburete 11723845 13°26′06″N88°31′55″W / 13.435°N 88.532°W / 13.435; -88.532 Holocene
Tecapa 15935226 13°29′38″N88°30′07″W / 13.494°N 88.502°W / 13.494; -88.502 Holocene
Usulután 14494754 13°25′08″N88°28′16″W / 13.419°N 88.471°W / 13.419; -88.471 Holocene

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  1. "Volcán Chingo". Smithsonian Institution: Global Volcanism Program.