Jorcada volcano

Updated: Aug 16, 2022 04:30 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 5750 m / 18865 ft
Bolivia, -22.08°S / -67.77°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Jorcada volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Saturday, August 13, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 13, 2022 6:32 pm (GMT -4) (Aug 13, 2022 22:32 GMT)
3.6

220 km
25 km (16 mi)
POTOSI, BOLIVIA

Background

Volcán de Jorcada is an elongated fissure-controlled volcanic massif extending between the Pastos Grandes caldera and Laguna Colorada in Bolivia. More than 50 craters, small stratovolcanoes, and lava domes are located along four fissures covering an area of 230 km2. Eight small andesitic-to-dacitic stratovolcanoes with craters 0.2-1.5 km wide are located along the southernmost fissure. A second fissure, oriented NW-SE and 10 km long, contains ten volcanic centers with craters with widths of 0.2-1.2 km. A third fissure, trending NE, produced seven rhyodacitic lava domes. Activity has migrated to the north, with the youngest fissure, on the NW side of the complex, estimated to be of probable Holocene age (González-Ferrán, 1995). De Silva (2007 pers. comm.) dated this youngest fissure at 95,000 yrs BP. This NW-trending fissure, 7 km long, contains 27 small basaltic-andesite craters.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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