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Satellite image of Sabancaya volcano on 14 Oct 2019
Monday, Oct 14, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 25000 ft (7600 m) altitude or flight level 250 and is moving at 20 kts in SE direction. ... [more]
Monday, Oct 14, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 25000 ft (7600 m) altitude or flight level 250 and is moving at 25 kts in SE direction. ... [more]
 

Sabancaya volcano

stratovolcano 5967 m / 19,577 ft
Peru, -15.78°S / -71.85°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Last update: 14 Oct 2019 (Volcanic Ash Advisory)
Typical eruption style: explosive and effusive
Sabancaya volcano eruptions: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1990-95, 1988, 1986, 1784, 1750, <1595(?)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 13 Oct 2019
Sun, 13 Oct 03:59 UTCM 3.5 / 12 km12 kmSouthern Peru
Sat, 28 Sep 2019
Sat, 28 Sep 01:05 UTCM 3.5 / 12 km12 kmSouthern Peru
Wed, 25 Sep 2019
Wed, 25 Sep 18:11 UTCM 3.6 / 12 km12 kmSouthern Peru
Mon, 16 Sep 2019
Mon, 16 Sep 08:53 UTCM 3.7 / 9 km12 kmSouthern Peru
Mon, 16 Sep 00:21 UTCM 3.5 / 10 km13 kmSouthern Peru
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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 stratovolcanoes Ampato (6288 m) and Hualca Hualca (6025 m) and the only one of the group that has erupted in historic times.
Sabancaya belongs to one of South America's volcanoes with the oldest recorded history of eruptions.
Historic records of eruptions from Sabancaya date back to 1750, but its name already appears in written accounts from 1595 AD, suggesting that it had been active around or before that date as well.

Background:

Both Nevado Ampato and Nevado Sabancaya show only little erosion due to glacial cover, suggesting that much of their summit edifices are geologically young.
Activity within the past 10,000 years consisted of explosive plinian eruptions followed by effusive eruptions of voluminous andesitic and dacitic lava flows. These flows surround the volcano on all sides except the north flank.


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