Nevado Chachani

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  • 16.191°S
  • 71.53°W

  • 6057 m
    19867 ft

  • 354007
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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Nevado Chachani. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Nevado Chachani 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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The Nevado de Chachani volcanic complex, seen here from the SW near the village of Yura, consists of a 360 sq km group of Pleistocene lava domes, a stratovolcano, and a shield volcano. The central, 6057-m-high Nevado Chachani complex contains multiple vents along an arcuate line, including a well-defined summit crater at the western end. Cerro La Horqueta (left horizon) may represent the latest activity from Nevado Chachani, after which activity migrated to the 8-km-wide Holocene lava shield of Pampa de Palacio on the south side.

Photo by Norm Banks, 1988 (U.S. Geological Survey).
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Nevado Chachani volcano towers north of the international airport at Arequipa, PerĂº. The massive, 360 sq km volcanic complex includes a group of stratovolcanoes forming the horizon in this view, an older lava dome complex, and a younger SW-flank shield volcano. The dark hills in the left-center foreground are the distal margins of viscous lava flows from the Pampa de Placio, the SW-flank shield volcano. Volcanism has migrated to the west, and this marks the most recent activity of the Nevado Chachani complex.

Photo by Norm Banks, 1988 (U.S. Geological Survey).
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The glacier-capped Nevado de Chachani volcanic complex lies immediately north of the city of Arequipa. The central part of the 6057-m-high complex contains multiple vents along an arcuate line. Pleistocene lava domes form the glacier-covered northern end of the complex in this NASA image. A prominent lava-flow complex at the bottom-center part of the image with fresh-looking flow levees was erupted from the 8-km-wide lava shield of Pampa de Palacio of late-Pleistocene to possibly Holocene age.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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