Tajumulco


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Tajumulco

(täho͞omo͞ol`kō), inactive volcano, 13,816 ft (4,211 m) high, W Guatemala. It is the highest mountain in Central America.
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Tajumulco

 

an active volcano in Guatemala. The highest peak in Central America, Tajumulco rises to an elevation of 4,217 m. It resembles a right circular cone with two summits. The crater, which is up to 70 m across, is on the main, or eastern, cone. The slopes are covered by oak and pine forests. Xerophytic mountain meadows are found at higher elevations. The last eruption of Tajumulco was in 1863.

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People often confuse the two." After two more hours of negotiating steep hills and rural, corn-lined roads, Palacios discovered yet another village with a similar name -- La Esperanza de Tajumulco. It was three hours away.
At the same time, an intense demining operation took place on the Tajumulco Volcano--at 4,220 metres in elevation, it is Guatemala's highest peak and the highest volcano in Central America (which last erupted in 1863).
While authorities previously focused on the San Marcos Triangle of Sibinal, Ixchiguan, and Tajumulco, they broadened their scope to include territory comprising roughly 275 percent more land compared to previous years.
Fisiograficamente son montanas cubiertas de rocas y cenizas volcanicas recientes, provenientes de los volcanes que rodean el area, como el Tacana con 4 093m de altitud y poca actividad volcanica y el Tajumulco con 4 220m de altitud sin actividad volcanica actual.
For instance, Lopez Bonilla said that the Guatemalan security forces are currently carrying out an operation to eradicate poppy plantations in the municipalities of Sibinal, Tajumulco, and Ixchiguan, in the northern department of San Marcos.
The lightning slammed into the ground 50 feet from our campsite on Volcan Tajumulco with a flash and a boom, rattling the tent and shaking our guides.
Sierra Madre mountains, 8-10 km W of San Marcos, outer slopes of Tajumulco Volcano, cult., ca.