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Cerro Nicholson

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Cerro Nicholson volcano is a small isolated andesitic scoria cone in Southern Peru. It is located on a plain WSW of Chachani volcano and WNW of El Misti volcano. The crater of the Cerro Nicholson cone has a youthful appearance and is full of fresh-looking volcanic bombs, suggesting a relatively young age. It is similar to the Andahua scoria cones farther to the north.
Volcano typestratovolcano normal or dormant
LocationPeru
Summit elevation2520? m / 8,268 ft
Cerro Nicholson volcano eruptionsunkown
Typical eruption stylestrombolian
Cerro Nicholson overlies a thick layer of a 1.65-million-year-old ignimbrite deposit (the Arequipa Airport Ignimbrite), which was erupted from an ancient and buried vent beneath the Chachani volcano.
 

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