Photo of this volcano
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.258°N
  • 78.183°W

  • 4609 m
    15118 ft

  • 352004
  • 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
5550 BCE ± 500 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Huarmi Imbabura

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Photo Gallery

Imbabura volcano rises above the town of San Pablo del Lago in this aerial view from the south. The tip of Laguna de San Pablo is visible at the left. The main edifice, Taita Imbabura ("Father Imbabura"), forms the summit. Huarmi Imbabura ("Imbabura's Son") is a lateral lava-dome complex forming the grassy shoulder on the SW flank directly above the town of San Pablo del Lago in this view. Activity at the dominantly Pleistocene Imbabura volcano continued into at least the early Holocene.

Photo by Patricio Ramon (Instituto Geofisca, Escuela Politecnica Nacional).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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