Quimsachata

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  • 14.2°S
  • 71.33°W

  • 3923 m
    12867 ft

  • 354000
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Quimsachata.

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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
4450 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Oroscocha

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


The dark-colored lava flow just to the right and below the center of this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top) originated from the Quimsachata (Kimsachata) scoria cone about 11,500 years ago. The smaller lava flow directly to the north that deflects the E-W-trending Vilcanota River was erupted from the Oroscocha lava dome about 6400 years ago. These are the northernmost young volcanic centers in PerĂº and lie at the foot of the Cordillera Oriental in an isolated area far east of the main volcanic front.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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