Volcanoes of Peru (21)

Andahua-Orcopampa | Cerro Auquihuato | Cerro Nicholson | Cerro Pucara | Cerros Purupuruni | Coropuna | El Misti | Huambo | Huambutillo-Rumicola | Huaynaputina | Nevado Chachani | Nevados Casiri | Nevados Firura | Quimsachata | Sabancaya | Sara Sara | Solimana | Ticsani | Tutupaca | Ubinas | Yucamane
Peru's volcanoes belong to the subduction zone of the eastern Pacific's Nazca Plate beneath South America all along the west coast of Peru. However, only in southern Peru there are active volcanoes. The rest of the country's cordillera belongs to a volcanically inactive gap, where the subduction is at such a shallow angle that magma is not generated by the process.

Volcano list

Andahua-Orcopampa

(cinder cones 4713 m / 15,462 ft)
The Andahua-Orcopampa volcanic field is a 50 km x 30 km large field of monogenetic vents in the Andahua valley area, 20 km ENE of Nevados de Coropuna stratovolcano. It is known locally as the "Valley of the Volcanoes".
The field contains scoria cones and lava flows, some o... [more]

Cerro Auquihuato

(cinder cone 4980? m / 16,338 ft)
Cerro Auquihuato volcano is a young, 380 m high cinder cone in southern Perú, located about 30 km NE of Sara Sara volcano and east of Río Ocona. The location on a high plateau is very remote and far from road access and little is known about the volcano.
Satellite images sh... [more]

Cerro Nicholson

(stratovolcano 2520? m / 8,268 ft)
Cerro Nicholson volcano is a small isolated andesitic scoria cone in Southern Peru. It is located on a plain WSW of Chachani volcano and WNW of El Misti volcano.
The crater of the Cerro Nicholson cone has a youthful appearance and is full of fresh-looking volcanic bombs, s... [more]

Cerro Pucara

(Volcanic field 4080 m / 13386 ft)
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Cerros Purupuruni

(Lava dome(s) 5315 m / 17438 ft)
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Coropuna

(stratovolcano 6377 m / 20,922 ft)
Nevado Coropuna volcano in southern Peru is the largest and highest active volcano in Peru. It rises majestically 4500 m from the surrounding terrain and forms an 10x20 km E-W elongated complex.
The massive ice-covered complex has at least 6 summit cones. The flanks of the... [more]

El Misti

(stratovolcano 5822 m / 19,101 ft)
The majestic El Misti volcano is Peru's most known and one of its most active volcanoes. It is an andesitic symmetrical stratovolcano that dominates the town of Arequipa, only 16 km to the SW, and its proximity to Peru's second largest city as well its history of explosive erupti... [more]

Huambo

(volcanic field 4550? m / 14,928 ft)
Huambo is a monogenetic volcanic field in southern Peru, SSE of the Andahua-Orcocampo volcanic field and west of Sabancaya volcano.
The Huambo field is divided into 2 segments. The southern part contains several cinder cones and associated lava flows, some of which might be... [more]

Huambutillo-Rumicola

(Unknown unknown)
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Huaynaputina

(stratovolcano 4850 m / 15,912 ft)
Huaynaputina volcano (its name meaning "new volcano") is a small volcano located in southern Peru 26 km south of Ubinas volcano. It was the site of the largest historical eruption in South America, which occurred in 1600 and erupted an estimated 30 cubic km of dacitic tephra, inc... [more]

Nevado Chachani

(stratovolcano 6057 m / 19,997 ft)
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. [more]

Nevados Casiri

(stratovolcano 5650 m / 18,537 feet)
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. ... [more]

Nevados Firura

(Stratovolcano(es) 5498 m / 18038 ft)
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Quimsachata

(lava domes & cones 3923 m / 12,871 ft)
Quimsachata (Kimsachata) is the northernmost active volcano in Peru and located at the foot of the Cordillera Oriental in an isolated area far east of the main volcanic front.
It sonsists a group of 2 vents: Quimsachata, an older andesitic cinder cone surrounded by a lava ... [more]

Sabancaya

(stratovolcano 5967 m / 19,577 ft)
Sabancaya volcano (its name meaning "tongue of fire" in Quechua Indian language) is located in the southern Peruvian Andes and one of Peru's most active volcanoes.
The stratovolcano is covered with several glaciers and located in the saddle between the older stratovolcanoe... [more]

Sara Sara

(stratovolcano 5522 m / 18,117 ft)
Sara Sara volcano is a glacier-covered stratovolcano in SW Perú, located between Laguna Parinacocha and the Río Ocona. It is the westernmost of Peru's active volcanoes.
the volcano has erupted large andesitic lava flows that extended 10 km eastward into the Río Ocona valle.... [more]

Solimana

(Stratovolcano 6093 m / 19990 ft)
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Ticsani

(lava domes 5408 m / 17,743 ft)
Ticsani is a complex of 3 dacitic lava domes in southern Peru in the Ichuna district across the Río Tambo about 30 km SE of Huaynaputina volcano.
The volcano has a youthful appearance and is not covered by glaciers.
There are no historical eruptions known from Ticsan... [more]

Tutupaca

(stratovolcano 5815 m / 19,078 ft)
Tutupaca volcano in southern Perú consists of 2 main volcanic edifices. It has been active in the past 10,000 years, producing lava flows from vents on the saddle between the northern and southern parts.
Historical eruptions are uncertain and the ones listed for the past ce... [more]

Ubinas

(Stratovolcano 5672 m (18,609 ft))
Ubinas is Peru's most active volcano. A small, 1.4-km-wide caldera cuts the top of the volcano. The steep-walled, 150-m-deep summit caldera contains an ash cone with a 500-m-wide and 200 m deep crater Debris-avalanche deposits from the collapse of the SE flank of Ubinas about 370... [more]

Yucamane

(stratovolcano 5550 m / 18,208 ft)
Yucamane is an active andesitic stratovolcano in southern Perú at the southern end of a group of 3 volcanoes (including Tutupaca and Cerro Caliente volcanoes to the north).
Eruptions at the volcano have produced lava flows, airfall deposits, pyroclastic flows and surges (ma... [more]
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