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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04786

Nevado Chachani volcano towers north of the international airport at Arequipa, Perú.  The massive, 360 sq km volcanic complex includes a group of stratovolcanoes forming the horizon in this view, an older lava dome complex, and a younger SW-flank shield volcano.  The dark hills in the left-center foreground are the distal margins of viscous lava flows from the Pampa de Placio, the SW-flank shield volcano.  Volcanism has migrated to the west, and this marks the most recent activity of the Nevado Chachani complex.  Photo by Norm Banks, 1988 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Nevado Chachani volcano towers north of the international airport at Arequipa, Perú. The massive, 360 sq km volcanic complex includes a group of stratovolcanoes forming the horizon in this view, an older lava dome complex, and a younger SW-flank shield volcano. The dark hills in the left-center foreground are the distal margins of viscous lava flows from the Pampa de Placio, the SW-flank shield volcano. Volcanism has migrated to the west, and this marks the most recent activity of the Nevado Chachani complex.

Photo by Norm Banks, 1988 (U.S. Geological Survey).


Chachani, Nevado