Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Tacana
Tacaná is a 4060-m-high composite stratovolcano that straddles the México/Guatemala border at the far NW end of the Central American volcanic belt. The volcano is seen here from the ENE, on the Guatemalan side of the border, where it rises steeply above a 9-km-wide caldera surrounded by deeply dissected plutonic rocks. Historical activity at Tacaná has been restricted to mild phreatic eruptions, but more powerful explosive activity, including the production of pyroclastic flows, has been documented in prehistorical time. Photo by Bill Rose, 1986 (Michigan Technological University).
Volcano Number:341130
Volcano Name:Tacana
Country:Mexico-Guatemala
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:1986 CE
Elevation:4064m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:3032
Pop. within 10km:20932
Pop. within 30km:598594
Pop. within 100km:4523701
Latitude:15.132
Longitude:-92.109



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
341130 Tacana 10611 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -9450
341130 Tacana 10612 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -5940
341130 Tacana 10613 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -5720
341130 Tacana 10614 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -4740
341130 Tacana 10615 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -1080
341130 Tacana 10616 Confirmed Eruption 4 ? San Antonio (upper SW flank) Radiocarbon (corrected) 70
341130 Tacana 10617 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) 1030
341130 Tacana 10618 Uncertain Eruption 1 SW side 1855/1/12
341130 Tacana 10619 Confirmed Eruption 1 SW side Historical Observations 1878
341130 Tacana 10620 Confirmed Eruption 1 SW flank Historical Observations 1949/12/22 1950/1/16
341130 Tacana 10621 Confirmed Eruption 1 NE flank (ca. 3600 m) Historical Observations 1986/2/16 1986/6/16
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
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Data from the Earthchem Library
Title Author Release Date DOI Link
A reassessment of current volcanic emissions from the Central American arc with specific examples from Nicaragua Mather, T. 2015-05-15 10.1594/IEDA/100539 Details
Chemical and isotopic compositions of thermal springs, fumaroles and bubbling gases at Tacana Volcano (Mexico-Guatemala): implications for volcanic surveillance Rouwet, Dimitri 2015-07-01 10.1594/IEDA/100546 Details
Global overview of pre-eruptive magma chamber conditions Popa, Razvan-Gabriel 2021-07-30 10.26022/IEDA/112061 Details
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