San Salvador

Volcano number:343050
Region:Mexico and Central America
Country:El Salvador
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?No
Measurement method(s):InSAR
Duration of observation:2007-2010
Inferred cause of deformation:
Characteristics of deformation:

No deformation was detected at San Salvador (detection threshold 1.7 cm/yr) during an ALOS survey of Central American volcanoes (Ebmeier et al., 2013).

Reference:Ebmeier, S. K., J. Biggs, T. A. Mather, and F. Amelung (2013), On the lack of InSAR observations of magmatic deformation at Central American volcanoes, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 118, 2571–2585, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50195.
Location:-89.294, 13.734

View of San Salvador volcano from the southeast, looking over the city of San Salvador. Photo: Rick Wunderman, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).