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El Misti volcano
stratovolcano 5822 m / 19,101 ft
Peru, -16.29°S / -71.41°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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El Misti volcano eruptions:
1985(?), 1870(?), 1869(?), 1831(?), 1830(?), 1826(?), 1787, 1784, 1677, 1599(?), 1542(?), 1454 ± 16, 1350 ± 50, 760 AD ± 100, 90 AD ± 300, 80 BC ± 75, 310 BC ± 100, 2230 BC ± 200, 3510 BC ± 150, 4020 BC ± 200, 5390 BC ± 75, 7190 BC ± 150
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
 

News and updates for El Misti volcano:

El Misti volcano (Peru) activity update: descent of a lahar detected

Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 08:27
08:27 AM | BY: MARTIN
El Misti volcano from satellite on 5 March (image: Sentinel 2)
El Misti volcano from satellite on 5 March (image: Sentinel 2)
IGP reported that the warning system at the volcano detected the decrease of a lahar (volcanic mud flow) of a low to moderate volume that traveled downslope in SE direction due to the streams that run through this sector.
The population is recommended to stay away from the streams.
Source: Instituto Geofísico del Perú volcano activity update 16 March 2020
Previous news
Fri, 17 Jan 2014, 07:40
The report of IGP showing the signals of the seismic swarm at EL Misti volcano in Peru
The volcano experienced an earthquake swarm during 14-15 January, IGP reported in its latest bulletin. An increase of approx. 25% in seismic activity overall with respect to last year's average was calculated, but IGP stresses that this activity is still low and does not suggest new activity in a near future. ... read all
Wed, 29 Aug 2012, 10:05
El Misti volcano is showing signs of unrest, according to a recent article in the Peruvian press. Geologists from the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) detected a higher number than usual of small earthquakes under the volcano located 17 km outside the city of Arequipa. ... read all
 

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