Tata Sabaya

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  • Bolivia
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 19.13°S
  • 68.53°W

  • 5430 m
    17810 ft

  • 355032
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tata Sabaya.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Tata Sabaya.

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Tata Sabaya.

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

Deformation History

Information about Deformation periods will be available soon.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data is available for Tata Sabaya.

Photo Gallery

Symmetrical Tata Sabaya stratovolcano towers to the north above the village of Pagador in the Altiplano of Bolivia. Thick dacitic lava flows at the left partially cover a scarp from a major collapse of the edifice that produced a large debris avalanche which swept into the Salar de Coipasa, covering an area of more than 300 sq km south of the volcano. The morphology of the volcano has been subsequently modified by dome emplacement (left and right) and hot avalanches.

Photo by Jon Davidson (University of Durham).
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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/).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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