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Nevados Casiri volcano

Updated: Jul 3, 2022 17:10 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcano 5650 m / 18,537 feet
Peru, -17.47°S / -69.81°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Nevados Casiri (also known as Paugarani) volcano in southern Peru near the Chilean border in a sparsely populated and remote part of the cordillera, about 25 km north of Tacora volcano.
The youngest crater has been active during the past 10,000 years and is well preserved.
Sulphur is being extracted from 2 mines on the NW and SE flanks of the volcano.

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Typical eruption style: effusive (lava domes)
Nevados Casiri volcano eruptions: unknown
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sunday, June 26, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 26, 2022 12:45 am (GMT -5) (Jun 26, 2022 05:45 GMT)
3.5

8 km
17 km (10.6 mi)
6.9 km east of Tarata, Tacna, Peru
Thursday, June 23, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 23, 2022 9:29 am (GMT -5) (Jun 23, 2022 14:29 GMT)
4.9

151 km
27 km (17 mi)
Region de Arica y Parinacota, 64 km northeast of Tacna, Peru

Background

Nevados Casiri consists of 4 cones forming a E-W aligned ridge with the youngest cone on the SE side. 2 post-glacial lava flows are present south of the youngest cone, and an older lava dome to the west.


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
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