Ixtepeque

Volcán Ixtepeque is a stratovolcano in southern Guatemala. It consists of several rhyolitic lava domes and basaltic cinder cones. Its name is derived from the nahuatl word for obsidian. Ixtepeque was one of the most important obsidian sources in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.

Volcán Ixtepeque
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Highest point
Elevation1,292 m (4,239 ft)
Coordinates14°25′12″N 89°40′48″W / 14.42000°N 89.68000°W / 14.42000; -89.68000Coordinates: 14°25′12″N 89°40′48″W / 14.42000°N 89.68000°W / 14.42000; -89.68000
Geography
Volcán Ixtepeque is located in Guatemala
Volcán Ixtepeque
Volcán Ixtepeque
Guatemala
LocationJutiapa, Guatemala
Geology
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruptionHolocene

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ReferencesEdit

  • "Ixtepeque". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.