Puracé volcano

Updated: Jul 6, 2022 03:55 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcano 4650+ m / 15,256 ft
Colombia, 2.32°N / -76.4°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
Last update: 29 Apr 2022 (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)

Puracé volcano in SW Colombia, 25 km SE of Popayan, is one of the most active volcanoes in Colombia with frequent explosive eruptions. Its largest historic eruptions occurred in 1849, 1869, and 1885.
The last eruption of Puracé volcano was a small (VEI 2) eruption in 1977. It deposited ash up to 7 km away.
In 1990 new fumaroles and hot springs were observed at the summit and on the flank.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Puracé volcano eruptions: 1977, 1957, 1956, 1949, 1947, 1946, 1927, 1926, 1925, 1924, 1906, 1902(?), 1899, 1885, 1881, 1878, 1870, 1869, 1860, 1847-52, 1840, 1835, 1827, 1816, 160 BC ± 50
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 29, 2022 5:33 am (GMT -5) (Jun 29, 2022 10:33 GMT)
1.3

36 km
81 km (50 mi)
18 km north of Garzon, Departamento del Huila, Colombia
Monday, June 27, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 27, 2022 3:08 pm (GMT -5) (Jun 27, 2022 20:08 GMT)
1.8

16 km
39 km (24 mi)
Departamento del Cauca, 18 km west of La Plata, Departamento del Huila, Colombia
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Jun 22, 2022 10:48 am (GMT -5) (Jun 22, 2022 15:48 GMT)
1.5

28 km
98 km (61 mi)
58 km southwest of Neiva, Departamento del Huila, Colombia
Jun 22, 2022 8:04 am (GMT -5) (Jun 22, 2022 13:04 GMT)
1.4

14 km
66 km (41 mi)
Colombia

Background

Puracé is an andesitic stratovolcano with a 500-m-wide summit crater constructed over a dacitic shield volcano. The volcano is located at the NW end of a volcanic massif opposite the Pan de Azúcar stratovolcano 6 km to the SE.
A NW-SE-trending group of 7 cones and craters, Los Coconucos, lies between the two larger edifices. (Source: USGS / GVP volcano information)


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