Tambo Quemado

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  • Bolivia
  • South America
  • Pyroclastic shield
  • Unknown - Undated Evidence
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 18.62°S
  • 68.75°W

  • 4215 m
    13825 ft

  • 355021
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Geological Background

A low pyroclastic shield near the Rio Lauca forms Cerro Volcán Tambo Quemado on the Bolivian Altiplano. The extremely youthful-looking volcanic complex (also known as Cerro Quemado or Volcán Sacabaya) displays fumarolic activity and is estimated to be of Holocene age. Tambo Quemado consists of a broad ignimbrite shield capped by an elongated NNE-SSW-trending vent area about 2 x 3.5 km in diameter formed by three large overlapping craters. The youngest crater lies at the southern end of the 4215-m-high summit region and contains a blocky lava dome. Wind has redistributed tephra deposits to the east and south, forming aeolian sand dunes.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Tambo Quemado. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Tambo Quemado page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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.


Quemado, Cerro | Sacabaya