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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.552°N
  • 77.58°W

  • 3955 m
    12972 ft

  • 352001
  • Latitude
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  • 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
6650 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 5 Radiocarbon (uncorrected)

Deformation History

Information about Deformation periods will be available soon.

Emission History

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Photo Gallery

The small forested volcano left of the center of this NASA Landsat image, its eastern (right) flank traversed by a winding road, is Volcán el Soche. This small stratovolcano near the Colombia border lies just west of the Río Chingual, which vertically bisects this image. Soche is the northernmost of a chain of Ecuadorian volcanoes east of the principal volcanic axis and was the source of a major explosive eruption during the early Holocene. The village of La Bonita (lower left-center) lies at the southern end of the volcano.

NASA Landsat7 image (
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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