Sara Sara volcano

stratovolcano 5522 m / 18,117 ft
Peru, -15.33°S / -73.45°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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. Relatively undisturbed tephra and lava flow deposits on the upper slope of the volcano suggest that the last activity of volcano was (geologically) recent, and probably less than 10,000 years ago.

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Typical eruption style: explosive & effusive
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Sara Sara Photos

Sculpured shoreline at Sarakiniko (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sculpured shoreline at Sarakiniko (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Curved white surfaces at the white cliffs of Sarakiniko (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Curved white surfaces at the white cliffs of Sarakiniko (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Smooth erosion structures in the white ash layers at Sarakiniko (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Smooth erosion structures in the white ash layers at Sarakiniko (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Water erosion created dounded forms into the hardened white volcanic ash layers at Sarakiniko. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Water erosion created dounded forms into the hardened white volcanic ash layers at Sarakiniko. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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