Cerro Nicholson

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  • Peru
  • South America
  • Pyroclastic cone
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 16.261°S
  • 71.754°W

  • 2525 m
    8282 ft

  • 354008
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Cerro Nicholson.

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

Volcano Types

Pyroclastic cone

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Andesite / Basaltic Andesite


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Geological Summary

Cerro Nicholson, a small isolated scoria cone, was constructed on a plain WSW of Chachani volcano and WNW of El Misti volcano. Andesitic bombs surround the crater of this relatively young volcanic feature that displays a well-preserved crater at the summit of the scoria cone and has a morphology similar to the Holocene Andahua scoria cones farther to the north. Cerro Nicholson was erupted through a 1.65-million-year-old Arequipa Airport Ignimbrite deposit erupted from a now-buried site beneath the Chachani volcanic complex.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Cerro Nicholson. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Cerro Nicholson 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 Nicholson.

The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Cerro Nicholson.


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.

de Silva S L, 2007. . (pers. comm.).

Salas G, 2007. . (pers. comm.).

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

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Cerro Nicholson 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.