Acamarachi

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 23.3°S
  • 67.62°W

  • 6046 m
    19831 ft

  • 355096
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Acamarachi.

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

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Photo Gallery


Acamarachi, an impressively steep-sided andesitic-dacitic volcano with slopes that reach about 45 degrees, towers above Laguna Aguas Calientes. The 6046-m-high Acamarachi is the highest peak in this part of the northern Andes and lies at the SSE end of a small volcanic complex that extends from the neighboring volcano Colachi. A poorly preserved summit crater and the absence of youthful flank lava flows suggest that Acamarachi was largely constructed in pre-Holocene times, although the summit lava flows may be younger.

Photo by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
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The western flank of Acamarachi volcano is seen in an aerial view with ignimbrite deposits of the Pliocene La Pacana caldera in the background. This steep-sided andesitic volcano, also known as Cerro Pili, rises to 6046 m.

Photo by Insitituto Geográfico Militar, courtesy of Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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