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Cerro Auquihuato

Photo of this volcano
  • Peru
  • South America
  • Pyroclastic cone
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 15.07°S
  • 73.18°W

  • 4980 m
    16334 ft

  • 354001
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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

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

Eruptive History

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).

Deformation History

There is data available for 1 deformation periods. Expand each entry for additional details.


Deformation during 2007 - 2011 [Uplift; Observed by InSAR]

Start Date: 2007 Stop Date: 2011 Direction: Uplift Method: InSAR
Magnitude: Unknown Spatial Extent: Unknown Latitude: Unknown Longitude: Unknown

Remarks: 7 km SE of Cerro Auquihuato


Reference List: Morales Rivera et al. 2016.

Full References:

Morales Rivera, A. M., F. Amelung, and P. Mothes, 2016. Volcano deformation survey over the Northern and Central Andes with ALOS InSAR time series. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17: 2869-2883. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016GC006393

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Cerro Auquihuato.

Photo Gallery

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)
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Pacapausa
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar
Country: Peru
Year: 1983
Series: J631
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Pacapausa
Title: Cotahuasi
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar
Country: Peru
Year: 1982
Series: J631
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Cotahuasi
Title: Bolivia, Brazil, Peru
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Peru, Bolivia, Brazil
Year: 1980
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Bolivia, Brazil, Peru
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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