Michinmahuida

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 42.799°S
  • 72.445°W

  • 2452 m
    8043 ft

  • 358040
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Michinmahuida.

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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
[ 1915 ± 25 years ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
1835 Feb 20 1835 Mar 15 ± 5 days Confirmed 0 Historical Observations
1834 Nov 25 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
[ 1775 ± 40 years ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
1742 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
[ 1650 ± 50 years ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
1550 ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed 4 Radiocarbon (corrected)
0700 ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
5500 BCE ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 5 Radiocarbon (corrected) Mic1 tephra
8400 BCE ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 6 Radiocarbon (corrected) Amarillo Ignimbrite

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.

Photo Gallery


Glacier-covered Volcán Minchinmávida is elongated along a NE-SW direction. The volcano has a mostly obscured 3-km-wide caldera, and a youthful eruptive center is located on the ENE side of the complex. An eruption from Minchinmávida was reported in 1742. Darwin observed the volcano in activity in 1834 on his renowned voyage that took him to the Galápagos Islands.

NASA Space Station image ISS006-E-42260, 2003 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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