Coatepeque lake (Santa Ana Department, El Salvador)

Coatepeque lake, El Salvador.

Volcano: Coatepeque caldera (see Coatepeque caldera at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Lake
Description: Lake Coatepeque is a large crater lake in the east part of the Coatepeque Caldera, El Salvador (Central America). The caldera was formed during a series of major rhyolitic explosive eruptions between about 72,000 and 57,000 years ago.

Point of contact for this site:
Gladys Melián, (Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias, INVOLCAN)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Coatepeque_010120061/1/2006 Emanuela Bagnato Nov. 15, 2016

Bibliographic references for this site

Pérez, Nemesio M., Pedro A. Hernández, German Padilla, Dácil Nolasco, José Barrancos, Gladys Melían,Eleazar Padrón, Samara Dionis, David Calvo, Fátima Rodríguez, Kenji Notsu, Toshiya Mori, Minoru Kusakabe, M. Carmencita Arpa, Paolo Reniva, and Martha Ibarra, 2011,Global CO2 emission from volcanic lakes, Geology, vol.39, n.3, pp. 235-238, DOI: 10.1130/G31586.1

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