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Nevados Firura volcano

Stratovolcano(es) 5498 m / 18038 ft
Peru, -15.23°S / -72.63°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
Nevados Firura volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Nevados Firura volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Background:

The Nevados Firura volcanic complex consists of a 10-12 km long, NE-SW-trending cluster of small stratovolcanoes. The highest peak is 5500-m-high Nevado Firura itself, which lies to the NE of Cerro Soncco Orcco and Cerro Jahsaya. Little is known about this andesitic volcanic complex, but morphologically youthful lava flows extend into vegetated and settled areas. The age of Nevados Firura was considered to be Holocene (de Silva and Francis, 1990), but later work showed that the young-looking lava flows on the flank of the volcano were dated at about several hundred thousand years (Worner 2006, pers. comm.).
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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