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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04406

The massive compound Cayambe stratovolcano, seen here from the SW across Ecuador's Interandean Depression, is the northernmost of a chain of  large, glacier-covered Holocene volcanoes along the western edge of the Cordillera Real.  No historical eruptions are known from 5790-m-high Cayambe, although lava flows on the flanks of the volcano have very young morphologies.  Pyroclastic-flow deposits of possible Holocene age are present. Photo by Minard Hall, 1982 (Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito).

The massive compound Cayambe stratovolcano, seen here from the SW across Ecuador's Interandean Depression, is the northernmost of a chain of large, glacier-covered Holocene volcanoes along the western edge of the Cordillera Real. No historical eruptions are known from 5790-m-high Cayambe, although lava flows on the flanks of the volcano have very young morphologies. Pyroclastic-flow deposits of possible Holocene age are present.

Photo by Minard Hall, 1982 (Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito).


Cayambe