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stratovolcano 5790 m / 18,996 ft
Ecuador, 0.03°N / -77.99°WCurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
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| ReportsCayambe volcano booksCayambe volcano eruptions:
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 (?) Typical eruption style:
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Cayambe volcano news & activity updates:
Wed, 1 Aug 2018, 15:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more
Wed, 7 Dec 2016, 11:26
Current earthquakes (yellow: Sep-Dec 2016; blue: June 2016) under Cayambe (image: IGEPN)
The volcano has become restless. Scientists from Ecuador's Institute of Geophysics (IGEPN) recorded an increased number of earthquakes under the volcano a new report shows. The increased seismicity could be (but not must be) a precursor of renewed activity in the medium-term future (weeks, months?). ...more
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