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Saturday, Oct 04, 2014
A pilot reported a volcanic ash plume yesterday at 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude, but it might have been confused with a weather cloud. Seismic activity at the volcano has been very low. [more]
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
A pilot reported a volcanic ash plume today, but seismic activity has been low and webcam images showed only a steam / gas plume mixed with weather clouds that could have been mistaken for an ash plume (Buenos Aires VAAC). [more]

Volcanoes of Peru (16 volcanoes)

Quimsachata | Cerro Auquihuato | Sara Sara | Andahua-Orcopampa | Coropuna | Sabancaya | Huambo | Nevado Chachani | Cerro Nicholson | El Misti | Ubinas | Huaynaputina | Ticsani | Tutupaca | Yucamane | Nevados Casiri
Peru's volcanoes belong to the subduction zone of the eastern Pacific's Nazca Plate beneath South America all along the west coast of Peru. However, only in southern Peru there are active volcanoes. The rest of the country's cordillera belongs to a volcanically inactive gap, where the subduction is at such a shallow angle that magma is not generated by the process.
Quimsachata
(lava domes & cones)
Quimsachata (Kimsachata) is the northernmost active volcano in Peru and located at the foot of the Cordillera Oriental in an isolated area far east of the main volcanic front.
It sonsists a group of 2 vents: Quimsachata, an older andesitic cinder cone surrounded by a lava ... [more]

Cerro Auquihuato
(cinder cone)
Cerro Auquihuato volcano is a young, 380 m high cinder cone in southern Perú, located about 30 km NE of Sara Sara volcano and east of Río Ocona. The location on a high plateau is very remote and far from road access and little is known about the volcano.
Satellite images sh... [more]

Sara Sara
(stratovolcano)
Sara Sara volcano is a glacier-covered stratovolcano in SW Perú, located between Laguna Parinacocha and the Río Ocona. It is the westernmost of Peru's active volcanoes.
the volcano has erupted large andesitic lava flows that extended 10 km eastward into the Río Ocona valle.... [more]

Andahua-Orcopampa
(cinder cones)
The Andahua-Orcopampa volcanic field is a 50 km x 30 km large field of monogenetic vents in the Andahua valley area, 20 km ENE of Nevados de Coropuna stratovolcano. It is known locally as the "Valley of the Volcanoes".
The field contains scoria cones and lava flows, some o... [more]

Coropuna
(stratovolcano)
Nevado Coropuna volcano in southern Peru is the largest and highest active volcano in Peru. It rises majestically 4500 m from the surrounding terrain and forms an 10x20 km E-W elongated complex.
The massive ice-covered complex has at least 6 summit cones. The flanks of the... [more]

Sabancaya
(stratovolcano)
Sabancaya volcano (its name meaning "tongue of fire" in Quechua Indian language) is located in the southern Peruvian Andes and one of Peru's most active volcanoes.
The stratovolcano is covered with several glaciers and located in the saddle between the older stratovolcanoe... [more]

Huambo
(volcanic field)
Huambo is a monogenetic volcanic field in southern Peru, SSE of the Andahua-Orcocampo volcanic field and west of Sabancaya volcano.
The Huambo field is divided into 2 segments. The southern part contains several cinder cones and associated lava flows, some of which might be... [more]

Nevado Chachani
(stratovolcano)
Nevado Chachani is a large stratovolcano in southern Peru, 25 km from Arequipa, Peru's 2nd largest city. The volcano is covered by permanent ice and snow. [more]

Cerro Nicholson
(stratovolcano)
Cerro Nicholson volcano is a small isolated andesitic scoria cone in Southern Peru. It is located on a plain WSW of Chachani volcano and WNW of El Misti volcano.
The crater of the Cerro Nicholson cone has a youthful appearance and is full of fresh-looking volcanic bombs, s... [more]

El Misti
(stratovolcano)
The majestic El Misti volcano is Peru's most known and one of its most active volcanoes. It is an andesitic symmetrical stratovolcano that dominates the town of Arequipa, only 16 km to the SW, and its proximity to Peru's second largest city as well its history of explosive erupti... [more]

Ubinas
(Stratovolcano)
Ubinas is Peru's most active volcano. A small, 1.4-km-wide caldera cuts the top of the volcano. The steep-walled, 150-m-deep summit caldera contains an ash cone with a 500-m-wide and 200 m deep crater Debris-avalanche deposits from the collapse of the SE flank of Ubinas about 370... [more]

Huaynaputina
(stratovolcano)
Huaynaputina volcano (its name meaning "new volcano") is a small volcano located in southern Peru 26 km south of Ubinas volcano. It was the site of the largest historical eruption in South America, which occurred in 1600 and erupted an estimated 30 cubic km of dacitic tephra, inc... [more]

Ticsani
(lava domes)
Ticsani is a complex of 3 dacitic lava domes in southern Peru in the Ichuna district across the Río Tambo about 30 km SE of Huaynaputina volcano.
The volcano has a youthful appearance and is not covered by glaciers.
There are no historical eruptions known from Ticsan... [more]

Tutupaca
(stratovolcano)
Tutupaca volcano in southern Perú consists of 2 main volcanic edifices. It has been active in the past 10,000 years, producing lava flows from vents on the saddle between the northern and southern parts.
Historical eruptions are uncertain and the ones listed for the past ce... [more]

Yucamane
(stratovolcano)
Yucamane is an active andesitic stratovolcano in southern Perú at the southern end of a group of 3 volcanoes (including Tutupaca and Cerro Caliente volcanoes to the north).
Eruptions at the volcano have produced lava flows, airfall deposits, pyroclastic flows and surges (ma... [more]

Nevados Casiri
(stratovolcano)
Nevados Casiri (also known as Paugarani) volcano in southern Peru near the Chilean border in a sparsely populated and remote part of the cordillera, about 25 km north of Tacora volcano.
The youngest crater has been active during the past 10,000 years and is well preserved. ... [more]

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