Licto

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  • Ecuador
  • South America
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • Unknown - Uncertain Evidence
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  • Volcanic Region
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 1.78°S
  • 78.613°W

  • 3336 m
    10942 ft

  • 352081
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Licto.

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The Licto group of scoria cones lies along the Río Chambo about 25 km SE of the city of Riobamba and just north of the town of Licto. These three basaltic-andesite to andesitic cones form the southernmost area of Quaternary volcanism in the Interandean valley of Ecuador. The basaltic-andesite Cerro Tulabug at 3336 m is the highest of the cones and rises 3 km NW of the town of Licto. Loma Bellavista, 2 km NE of the town, is a 3113-m-high andesitic scoria cone. A third cone, Licto, is of basaltic-andesite composition. The Licto group was considered to be of late-Pleistocene or Holocene age (Hall, 1987, pers. comm; Eissen, 2006, pers. comm.) based on the relatively youthful morphology of the cones.

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

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.


Cones

Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Bellavista, Loma Pyroclastic cone 3113 m 1° 47' 17" S 78° 35' 46" W
Tulabug, Cerro Pyroclastic cone 3336 m 1° 46' 49" S 78° 36' 48" W
Cerro Tulabug (right-center), part of the Licto group of basaltic-andesite to andesitic scoria cones, is seen here from the SW. The cones lie along the Río Chambo about 25 km SE of the city of Riobamba and just north of the town of Licto and form the southernmost area of Quaternary volcanism in the Interandean valley of Ecuador. The cloud-draped conical volcano in the left-center background is Reventador, and the Cordillera Real forms the right horizon.

Photo by Patricio Ramon, 1998 (Instituto Geofisca, Escuela Politecnica Nacional).

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

Eissen J-P, 2006. . (pers. comm.).

Hall M L, 1987. . (pers. comm.).

Volcano Types

Pyroclastic cone(s)

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Major
Andesite / Basaltic Andesite

Population

Within 5 km
Within 10 km
Within 30 km
Within 100 km
250,144
250,144
333,276
1,806,438

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Licto Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.