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Wednesday, Aug 07, 2019
Instituto Geofísico de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (IGEPN) and the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Pasto del Servicio Geológico Colombiano (SGC OVSP) jointly reported that the most recent seismic swarm below Cerro Negro de Mayasquer and Chiles volcanoes began in September 2018 and continued at least through 1 August. ... [more]
Number of earthquakes under Chiles-Cerro Negro volcano during the past months (IGPEN)
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Seismic activity at the volcano has been decreasing during the past months. No other signs of volcanic unrest have been detected. [more]
 

Cerro Negro de Mayasquer volcano

stratovolcano 4445 m / 14,583 ft
Colombia, 0.83°N / -77.96°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Last update: 7 Aug 2019 (elevated seismic activity)
Typical eruption style: explosive
Cerro Negro de Mayasquer volcano eruptions: 1936(?)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 4 Oct 2019
Fri, 4 Oct 09:42 UTCM 3.5 / 5 km4 kmColombia-ecuador Border Region
Fri, 27 Sep 2019
Fri, 27 Sep 19:59 UTCM 3.4 / 6 km2 kmColombia-ecuador Border Region
Fri, 27 Sep 14:34 UTCM 3.0 / 5 km2 kmColombia-ecuador Border Region
Fri, 27 Sep 13:44 UTCM 4.1 / 3 km2 kmColombia-ecuador Border Region
Sun, 22 Sep 2019
Sun, 22 Sep 08:24 UTCM 3.8 / 6 km5 kmColombia-ecuador Border Region
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Cerro Negro de Mayasquer is an andesitic to dacitic stratovolcano on the Colombia-Ecuador border. It contains a caldera open to the west.
An historical eruption reported in 1936 is probably false and may have been from Reventador volcano.
Solfataras are found on the shore of a small crater lake.

Background:

The higher and glacier-covered summit of the extinct Chiles stratovolcano lies only 3 km to the SE. Chiles last erupted about 160,000 years ago, but still has hot springs and an active hydrothermal system at its eastern flank.


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