Cayambe volcano eruptions

stratovolcano 5790 m / 18,996 ft
Ecuador, 0.03°N / -77.99°W
Eruption list: 1785-86, 1700(?), 1590(?), 1570(?), 1440(?), 1290(?), 1270(?), 1040(?), 880(?), 260 AD (?), 200 AD (?), 170 AD (?), 10 AD (?), 180 BC (?), 230 BC (?), 260 BC (?), 460 BC, 510 BC (?), 560 BC (?), 1300 BC (?), 1650 BC (?), 1800 BC (?)


2003-05 seismic unrest

Increased seismic activity was recorded at the volcano between 2003 and 2005.

1785-86 eruption

The only certain historical eruption of Cayambe volcano started in February 1785 from a vent high on the southeast flank. It produced a 13 mm thick ashfall at Cayambe town. Ash emissions were also noted in July 1785, and a lava flow (or possibly a mud flow) was reported in March 1786.
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