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Sotará Volcano

Updated: Jul 17, 2024 18:40 GMT -
stratovolcano 4400+ m / 14,436 ft
Colombia, 2.11°N / -76.59°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 15 Dec 2021

Sotará volcano, also known as Cerro Azafatudo, is a little-known andesitic-dacitic stratovolcano located about 25 km SSE of Popayán city in SW Colombia.
The volcano has three overlapping calderas, 4.5, 2.5, and 1 km in diameter, creating the irregular shape of the volcano. It has not erupted in historic times, but is considered active. At present, there is solfataric and fumarolic activity.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Sotará volcano eruptions: unknown

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Fri, 30 May 2014, 10:03

Sotará volcano (Colombia) activity update

Seismic activity associated with rock fracturing processes under the volcano showed a slight increase during the past week. The earthquakes occurred mainly under the Paletará valley, approximately 12 km northeast of the volcano at depths between 6 and 10 km, and had local magnitudes between 0.3 and 2.2 on the Richter scale. Read all
Wed, 22 Jan 2014, 09:17

Sotará volcano (Colombia) activity update

Popayán volcano observatory reports no changes at the volcano, which continues to show weak seismic unrest. ... Read all

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