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Monday, Feb 24, 2020
IGP reported that the warning system at the volcano detected the decrease of a lahar (volcanic mud flow) of a moderate volume. The lahar which formed traveled down the southern sector of the volcano through the El Volcán creek at the approx. distance of 500 m from the Quinistaquillas town. ... [more]
Traveled lahar down the southern sector (image: IGP)
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020
IGP reported that the seismic station records internal tremor associated with the descent of a lahar (mud flow) of moderate volume. The lahar which formed traveled down the southern sector of the volcano through the El Volcán creek at the approx. distance of 500 m from the Quinistaquillas town. ... [more]
 

Huaynaputina volcano eruptions

stratovolcano 4850 m / 15,912 ft
Peru, -16.61°S / -70.85°W
Eruption list: 1600, 7750 BC ± 200 years


1600 AD Plinian eruption of Huaynaputina volcano
The eruption of Huaynaputina volcano in 1600 AD was the largest historically recorded eruption in South America and one of the largest in the world during the past 2000 years. It erupted up to 30 cu km of tephra (or ca. 12 km3 of magma) (VEI 6) and is comparable to the Plinian eruption of Krakatau in 1883. The pumice and ash layer from the eruption covers an area of 360,000 km2.
This powerful eruption was fed by fissures and produced pyroclastic flows and surges that traveled 13 km to the east and SE. Hot mud flows (lahars) reached the Pacific Ocean, 120 km away.
 

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