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Nevado Chachani volcano

Updated: Mar 4, 2024 20:25 GMT -
stratovolcano 6057 m / 19,997 ft
Peru, -16.19°S / -71.53°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 1 Mar 2020

Nevado Chachani is a large stratovolcano in southern Peru, 25 km from Arequipa, Peru's 2nd largest city. The volcano is covered by permanent ice and snow.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Nevado Chachani volcano eruptions: none in historic times, but less than 10,000 years ago

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Background

Nevado Chachani volcano forms a 320 sq km complex of lava domes, a central stratovolcano and a flank shield volcano, suggesting a migration of vents from N towards SW:
1) Cerro Nocarane and Cerro Penones are 2 lava domes on the north flank. These domes are older than the last ice age.
2) The Nevados de Chachani stratovolcano itself, probably still active.
3) The 8 km diameter lava shield Pampa de Palacio (Las Cortaderas) on the south flank. The most recent eruptions of the volcano occurred here, forming a thick lava field.


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