Isluga

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 19.15°S
  • 68.83°W

  • 5550 m
    18204 ft

  • 355030
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
    Elevation

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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
[ 1960 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
1913 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1885 Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations
1878 Feb Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1877 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1869 Aug Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1868 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1863 Aug Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations

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Photo Gallery


The broad Isluga volcanic complex in the center of this NASA Space Shuttle image (with north to the upper right) lies in Chile at the west end of a group of volcanoes extending into Bolivia to Tata Sabaya volcano (extreme lower-right). The snow-capped peak across the valley east of Isluga is Cabaray volcano. The 5550-m-high historically active Isluga stratovolcano contains numerous postglacial lava flows with distinct levees that are visible in this image along a broad front on the lower southern flank.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS009-E-6849, 2004 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.
A long E-W-trending volcanic chain extends across the border between Chile and Bolivia in this NASA Space Shuttle image (with north to the upper right). The chain extends from historically active Isluga volcano (upper left) to eroded Saxani volcano at the lower right. The smaller volcano immediately to the west of Saxani with a sharp shadow is the steep-sided Tata Sabaya volcano. Tata Sabaya was the source of a major debris-avalanche deposit (bottom center) that forms the small dark-colored hills on the white floor of Salar de Coipasa.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS009-E-6849, 2004 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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