Escala volcano

Updated: Aug 12, 2022 15:02 GMT - Refresh
Lava dome 4000 m / 13123 ft
Bolivia, -21.6°S / -66.88°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Escala volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Monday, August 1, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 1, 2022 2:47 am (GMT -4) (Aug 1, 2022 06:47 GMT)

199 km
45 km (28 mi)
105 Km SSW of Uyuni, Bolivia


Endogenous extrusions at the andesitic Escala lava dome in SW Bolivia occurred during the Holocene (Kussmaul et al., 1977). Later analysis of higher-resolution satellite imagery showed no evidence of Holocene domes in this area (de Silva 2007, pers. comm.).
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Escala Photos

The volcano's summit mostly shredded in thick clouds, it presents a winter-like appearance from Nicolosi. The eruption continues with little variation at the NSEC. As a precaution, the Catania airport was briefly closed, but as it turned out, the eruption never escalated into a paroxysm with lava fountains and associated ash plumes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The volcano's summit mostly shredded in thick clouds, it presents a winter-like appearance from Nicolosi. The eruption continues with little variation at the NSEC. As a p...

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