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Nevado Chachani volcano

stratovolcano 6057 m / 19,997 ft
Peru, -16.19°S / -71.53°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Nevado Chachani volcano books
Typical eruption style: explosive
Nevado Chachani volcano eruptions: none in historic times, but less than 10,000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 24 Feb
Fri, 24 Feb 03:11 UTCM 5.1 / 123 km32 kmSouthern Peru
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.

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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