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Huaynaputina

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  • Peru
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1600 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 16.608°S
  • 70.85°W

  • 4850 m
    15912 ft

  • 354030
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Huaynaputina.

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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.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 2 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1600 Feb 17 ± 1 days 1600 Mar 6 (?) Confirmed 6 Historical Observations Summit and south flank
7750 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Huaynaputina.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Huaynaputina.

Photo Gallery

Huaynaputina is a relatively inconspicuous volcano that was the source of one of the largest historical eruptions of the central Andes in 1600 CE. The volcano has no prominent topographic expression. This view is from the east into a 2.5-km-wide complex caldera that is breached widely to the east. Three ash cones, one of which can be seen in the shadow at the right-center, are located on the floor of the caldera. Light-colored ash deposits from the 1600 eruption can be seen mantling the caldera rim.

Photo by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
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: Moquegua
Publisher: IGN-Peru Instituto Geografico Nacional
Country: Peru
Year: 1986
Series: J632
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Moquegua
Title: Clemesi
Publisher: IGN-Peru Instituto Geografico Nacional
Country: Peru
Year: 1982
Series: J632
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Clemesi
Title: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: S America
Year: 1982
Series: ONC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru
Title: Omate
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar
Country: Peru
Year: 1974
Series: J631
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Omate
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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