Laguna Jayu Khota

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  • 19.463°S
  • 67.432°W

  • 3650 m
    11972 ft

  • 355035
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Basic Data

Volcano Number

Last Known Eruption



Unknown - Evidence Credible

3650 m / 11972 ft


Volcano Types

Pyroclastic cone

Rock Types

Basalt / Picro-Basalt

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)


Within 5 km
Within 10 km
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Geological Summary

Two small youthful-looking maars are located in the Central Altiplano of Bolivia, north of Salar de Uyuni and east of Salar de Coipasa. Laguna Jayu Khota, initially considered to be a meteorite impact crater, was formed by basaltic-trachyandesite explosive volcanism. Nekhe Khota maar lies 4 km SW of Jayu Khota; both were considered by de Silva and Francis (1991) to be of probable Holocene age. Phreatomagmatic eruptions produced basaltic-trachyandesite pyroclastic deposits containing granitic xenoliths. The maars lie along a transverse lineament; the alkali basaltic cone of Chiar Kkollu is located nearby where this lineament intersects the regional trend.


The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography.

Davidson J P, de Silva S L, 1995. Late Cenozoic magmatism of the Bolivian Altiplano. Contr Mineral Petr, 119: 387-408.

Davidson J P, de Silva S L, 1992. Volcanic rocks from the Bolivian Altiplano: insights into crustal structure, contamination, and magma genesis in the central Andes. Geology, 20: 1127-1130.

de Silva S L, Francis P W, 1991. Volcanoes of the Central Andes. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 216 p.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Laguna Jayu Khota. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Laguna Jayu Khota 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.


Jayu Kkota | Jayu Quta


Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Chiar Kkollu Pyroclastic cone 19° 26' 0" S 67° 23' 0" W


Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Nekhe Khota
    Nekhe Kkota
Maar 19° 29' 0" S 67° 28' 0" W

The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Laguna Jayu Khota.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

Affiliated Sites

Large Eruptions of Laguna Jayu Khota Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
MODVOLC - HIGP MODIS Thermal Alert System Using infrared satellite Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, scientists at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i, developed an automated system called MODVOLC to map thermal hot-spots in near real time. For each MODIS image, the algorithm automatically scans each 1 km pixel within it to check for high-temperature hot-spots. When one is found the date, time, location, and intensity are recorded. MODIS looks at every square km of the Earth every 48 hours, once during the day and once during the night, and the presence of two MODIS sensors in space allows at least four hot-spot observations every two days. Each day updated global maps are compiled to display the locations of all hot spots detected in the previous 24 hours. There is a drop-down list with volcano names which allow users to 'zoom-in' and examine the distribution of hot-spots at a variety of spatial scales.
MIROVA Middle InfraRed Observation of Volcanic Activity (MIROVA) is a near real time volcanic hot-spot detection system based on the analysis of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. In particular, MIROVA uses the Middle InfraRed Radiation (MIR), measured over target volcanoes, in order to detect, locate and measure the heat radiation sourced from volcanic activity.