Chachimbiro

Photo of this volcano
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  • Volcanic Region
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.468°N
  • 78.287°W

  • 4106 m
    13468 ft

  • 352002
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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
3740 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) NNE flank (Pitzantzi lava dome)

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


Part of the Chachimbiro volcanic complex, located about 25 km NW of the city of Ibarra, is seen from the south. The late Pleistocene-to-Holocene, NNE-trending dacitic Chachimbiro-Pucará line of lava domes includes the Pitzantzi lava dome, which erupted about 5700 years ago, producing an ash deposit that extends to the NW. Hot springs and thermal areas are present at the Chachimbiro complex. Quarries in the foreground are cut into deposits from the caldera-forming eruption of Cuicocha volcano.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2006 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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