Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11786
Snow-capped Puracé volcano has a 500-m-wide summit crater and was constructed over a dacitic shield volcano. It is one of the most active volcanoes in Colombia, with a 500-m-wide summit crater. Frequent explosive eruptions in the 19th and 20th centuries have modified the morphology of the summit crater. The largest eruptions occurred in 1849, 1869, and 1885.
Photo by Federmán Escobar Chávez, 2005.