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Soche Volcano

Updated: Jun 18, 2024 12:38 GMT -
stratovolcano 3955 m / 12,976 ft
Ecuador, 0.55°N / -77.58°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Volcán el Soche is a small stratovolcano in northern Ecuador near the border with Colombia west of Río Chingual. A small village, La Bonita, is located on the southern side of the volcano.
The volcano has a summit caldera open towards the east. There are no historic eruptions, but a large explosive eruption has been radiocarbon dated at 7720 BC. This eruption produced a tephra layer over the NW of Columbia and formed 2 lava domes inside the caldera after the explosive phase of the eruption had ended

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Soche volcano eruptions: 6650 BC (?)

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