Nuevo Mundo

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  • Bolivia
  • South America
  • Lava dome(s)
  • Unknown - Uncertain Evidence
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 19.78°S
  • 66.48°W

  • 5438 m
    17837 ft

  • 355036
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Nuevo Mundo.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Nuevo Mundo.

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The Nuevo Mundo silicic lava dome and flow complex between Potosí and Uyuni in Bolivia is capped by pumice cones. Two viscous dacitic lava flows were erupted along a N-S fault and were associated with block-and-ash flows to the east. A later plinian explosive eruption produced an airfall-tephra deposit that extends as far as the renowned Bolivian mining center of Potosí, 200 km to the east. Nuevo Mundo was considered to be of late Pleistocene or Holocene age (de Silva, 2007 pers. comm.) and is the youngest volcanic center center of the vast Los Frailes ignimbrite plateau in the eastern Cordillera of Bolivia.

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Nuevo Mundo.

The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Nuevo Mundo.

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

de Silva S L, 2007. . (pers. comm.).

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

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Volcano Types

Lava dome(s)
Pyroclastic cone(s)

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Major
Dacite

Population

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Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Nuevo Mundo 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).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.