Mojanda

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  • Ecuador
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.13°N
  • 78.27°W

  • 4263 m
    13983 ft

  • 352005
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Mojanda.

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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Mojanda. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Mojanda page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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Photo Gallery


Laguna Grande de Mojanda is the lake to the left of the center of this NASA Space Shuttle image with north to the upper left. The lake lies within the Mojanda volcanic complex, one of the largest volcanoes of Ecuador's northern Interandean Depression. The andesitic-to-rhyolitic Fuya Fuya volcano lies west of the lake and produced two major rhyolitic plinian explosive eruptions, possibly associated with caldera formation. The Pisque or Granobles River at the lower right is near the town of Cayambe.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS008-E14887, 2004 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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Laguna Grande de Mojanda occupies the caldera of Mojanda volcano, one of the largest volcanoes of Ecuador's northern Interandean Depression. This view looks toward the rugged eastern rim of the caldera from the slopes of the post-caldera stratovolcano Fuya Fuya with Cerro Negro at the upper right. Laguna Grande de Mojanda is one of two lakes occupying a summit caldera cutting an older Mojanda edifice. Fuya Fuya volcano was constructed immediately to the west of Mojanda and produced two major rhyolitic plinian explosive eruptions.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2006 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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