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Carihuairazo volcano

Stratovolcano 5102 m / 16739 ft
Ecuador, -1.4°S / -78.75°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Carihuairazo volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Carihuairazo is an eroded Pleistocene stratovolcano truncated by edifice collapse, leaving a caldera breached to the NE. A younger volcano, Puñalica, was constructed between about 18,000 and 14,000 years before present 5 km east of Carihuairazo (Clapperton 1990). A landslide and lahar in 1698 produced debris that reached the town of Ambato (Hall 1987, pers. comm.).
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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