Tutupaca

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 17.026°S
  • 70.372°W

  • 5801 m
    19027 ft

  • 354040
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tutupaca.

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Eruptive History


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1902 Jun ] [ 1902 Nov ] Uncertain 2   Volcano Uncertain: reported from Tutupaca
[ 1862 Apr ] [ 1862 May ] Uncertain 2   Volcano Uncertain: reported from Tutupaca
1802 Mar 20 1802 Aug 20 ± 10 days Confirmed 4 Historical Observations
1787 1789 Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
[ 1780 ] [ 1780 ] Uncertain 2   Volcano Uncertain: reported from Tutupaca

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.

Photo Gallery


The snow-capped Tutupaca massif (center) consists of two dissected volcanic edifices, of which the southern appears more youthful. Collapse of the northern edifice produced a debris avalanche that traveled 7 km to the NE, forming the speckled area above and to the right of the summit massif. The canyon of the Río Tacalaya lies west (left) of the volcano. A sulfur mine is located on the SE flank of the massif and is accessible from the N-S-trending road west of the volcano. Laguna Huaitire is visible at the top left-center.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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