Cerro Auquihuato

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  • Peru
  • South America
  • Pyroclastic cone
  • Unknown - Uncertain Evidence
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 15.07°S
  • 73.18°W

  • 4980 m
    16334 ft

  • 354001
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Cerro Auquihuato.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Cerro Auquihuato.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Cerro Auquihuato.

A young cinder cone, Cerro Auquihuato, lies about 30 km NE of Sara Sara volcano. Along with other, older cones, it is perched on an isolated high plateau far from the nearest roads, east of the Río Ocona. The Cerro Auquihuato cinder cone was constructed along the southern rim of the plateau and fed a pristine lava flow with very prominent levees that traveled southward down a river valley dissecting the margins of the plateau.

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Cerro Auquihuato.

The cinder cone at the margin of the light-colored plateau just below the center of this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top) is Cerro Auquihuato. It and other, older cones are perched on this isolated high plateau far from the nearest roads, east of the Río Ocona (left). The Cerro Auquihuato cinder cone was constructed along the southern rim of the plateau and fed a pristine lava flow with very prominent levees that traveled southward down a river valley and is visible at the bottom-center portion of the image.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)

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.

Woerner G, 2006. . (pers. comm.).

Volcano Types

Pyroclastic cone

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Major
No Data (checked)

Population

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1,324
12,228
173,927

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Cerro Auquihuato 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.