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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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News and updates for El Misti volcano:

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

Monday Mar 16, 2020 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
The report of IGP showing the signals of the seismic swarm at EL Misti volcano in Peru
Friday, Jan 17, 2014
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. ... [more]
Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012
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. ... [more]
 

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