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(was 1402)
Observatorio Vulcanologica del Volcan Santiaguito
Instituto Nacional de Sismologia, Vulcanologia, Meteorologia y Hidrologia
INSIVUMEH
7 Avenida 14-57, Zona 13
Guatemala City
Guatemala


Telephone : (502) - 331-5944
Telefax : (502) - 331-5005
Director: Eddy Hardie Sanchez Benett
Email : direccion@insivumeh.gob.gt
Cellular : (502)-204-0427
Website : www.insivumeh.gob.gt

Contact persons:

Sism. E. Hardie Sanchez B. - Director General
Ingeniero E. Porras y Porras - Head of volcanological section

Staff:

Otoniel Matias - Geologist
1 Hydrologist
2 Technical assistants in ground deformation
1 Technical assistant in seismology
2 Permanent volcano observers

Location of Observatorio Vulcanologico del Volcan Santiaguito:

Finca El Faro, Municipio de El Palmar,
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Coordinates

Lat. 14° 41' 42" North
Long. 91° 34' 03" East

EQUIPMENT

- 2 short period (1Hz) seismic stations with telemetry to Guatemala City.

- 1 portable seismic station (short period 1 Hz) for onsite registration.

- 1 biaxial tiltmeter (Bendix) with digital recording in Guatemala City.

- 1 VHF/FM communication system.

PROJECTS

- Monitoring of microseismic activity

- Monitoring of ground deformation by electronic tiltmeter, dry tilt and

levelling lines

- 1 Lahar control.

FACILITIES

The observatory is located at Finca El Faro, 6 km from the village El Palmar and 210 km to the east of Guatemala City.

The observatory building is a prefabricated house, 10 x 13 meters, with facilities for 4 persons in addition to the 2 permanent observers. The observatory is equipped with a radio for direct communication with the control office of INSIVUMEH.

Table: LIST OF VOLCANOS IN GUATEMALA. 

 

Name

Latitude

North

Longitude

East

Height

msnm

Region

Historical Activity

Tacaná

15° 8´

92° 7´

4,092

San Marcos, Guate./México

1855, 1878, 1900-1903, 1949-1950, 1986-1987

Tajumulco

15° 03´

91° 54´

4,220

San Marcos

 

 

Siete Orejas

14° 49´

91° 37´

3,370

Quetzaltenango

 

 

Santa María

14° 45´

91° 33´

3,772

Quetzaltenango

1902-1903

Santiaguito

14° 44´

91° 34´

2,500

Quetzaltenango

1922-2000

Cerro Quemado

14° 48´

91° 31´

3,197

Quetzaltenango

1765,1818

Tolimán

14° 37´

91° 11´

3,150

Sololá

 

 

Atitlán

14° 35´

91° 11´

3,537

Sololá

1469, 1505, 1579, 1663, 1826, 1856

San Pedro

14° 39´

91° 16’

3020

Sololá

 

 

Acatenango

14° 30´

90° 53´

3,976

Chimaltenango/

Sacatepéquez

1924-1926, 1972

Fuego

14° 29´

90° 53´

3,763

Sacatepéquez/Escuintla

1524-1531, 1542-1551, 1581-1587, 1614-1629,

1686, 1699-1717, 1730-1737, 1799, 1826-1829, 1855-1860, 1880, 1896, 1932, 1944-1977, 1987, 1999

Agua

14° 28´

90° 45´

3,766

Sacatepéquez /Escuintla

 

 

Pacaya

14° 23´

90° 36´

2,552

Escuintla /Guatemala

1565, 1623, 1651-1699, 1775, 1805, 1846, 1885,

1961-2000

Tecuamburro

14° 10´

90° 25´

1,840

Santa Rosa

 

 

Moyuta

14° 02´

90° 06´

1,662

Jutiapa

 

 

Jumay

14° 42´

90° 00´

2,176

Jalapa

 

 

Las Flores

14?18´

90° 00´

1,600

 

 

 

 

Suchitán

14° 24´

89° 47´

2,042

Jutiapa

 

 

Chingo

14° 07´

89° 44´

1,775

Jutiapa, Guate ./El Salvador

 

 

Ixtepeque

14° 25´

89° 41´

1,292

Jutiapa

 

 

Ipala

14° 33´

89° 38´

1,650

Chiquimula /Jutiapa

 

 

Information updated October 2003

 

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