Tutupaca volcano

stratovolcano 5815 m / 19,078 ft
Peru, -17.03°S / -70.36°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Tutupaca volcano in southern Perú consists of 2 main volcanic edifices. It has been active in the past 10,000 years, producing lava flows from vents on the saddle between the northern and southern parts.
Historical eruptions are uncertain and the ones listed for the past centuries may have been from Yucamane volcano instead.
Solfataric activity occurs at the volcano.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Tutupaca volcano eruptions: 1902(?), 1682(?), 1802(?), 1780(?)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Mon, 21 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
21 Jun 2021 03:11:22 GMT
3.5

12 km
39 km (24 mi)
60 km northeast of Moquegua, Peru
Sun, 20 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
20 Jun 2021 04:34:15 GMT
3.6

8 km
46 km (29 mi)
6.3 km northeast of Chuquitira, Provincia de Tarata, Tacna, Peru
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
15 Jun 2021 20:25:14 GMT
3.5

9 km
44 km (27 mi)
44 km northeast of Moquegua, Peru

Background

Tutupaca volcano consists of 2 dissected volcanic edifices, of which the southern seems to be younger. Collapse of the northern edifice produced a debris avalanche that traveled 7 km to the north.


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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