Nearest City, Lat. And Long. Nearest city is Chapultenango. Latitude:17.360°N17°21'36"N Longitude:93.228°W93°13'40"W
What Plate? What Type? It is located on the Cocos plate. It is considered a lava dome.
Last Eruption? Type of Eruption? April 3 and April 4, 1982. This eruption type is called a caldera. a cauldron-like volcanic feature usually formed by the collapse of land following a volcanic eruption
Predictors of Eruption Prior to 1982, this relatively unknown volcano was heavily forested and of no greater height than adjacent non-volcanic peaks.
Type of Gas/Materials Emitted SO2 aerolos, anhydrite-bearing magma High-sulfur anhydrite-bearing magma, explosive eruptions, pyroclastic flows, and surges.
Climate Effects The El Chichon volcanic eruption became famous in 1982, it affected the world's climate for the following years with a cooling effect.
Other Facts Killed around 2,000 people. 1205 meters tall Eruptions formed a 1-km-wide, 300-m-deep crater that contains an acidic crater lake