Santa Isabel

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 4.818°N
  • 75.365°W

  • 4944 m
    16216 ft

  • 351021
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0850 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
3550 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
4800 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
5500 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Photo Gallery

Santa Isabel is a small, glacier-clad shield volcano that is viewed here from its much more massive neighbor to the NE, Nevado del Ruiz. Holocene lava flows fill valleys SW and SE of Santa Isabel. A small Holocene lava dome was emplaced at the center of a circular depression about 10 km SW of the volcano. No historical eruptions have occurred from Santa Isabel.

Photo by Norm Banks, 1985 (U.S. Geological Survey).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Santa Isabel in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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