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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11891

The glacier-capped Nevado de Chachani volcanic complex lies immediately north of the city of Arequipa.  The central part of the 6057-m-high complex contains multiple vents along an arcuate line.  Pleistocene lava domes form the glacier-covered northern end of the complex in this NASA image.  A prominent lava-flow complex at the bottom-center part of the image with fresh-looking flow levees was erupted from the 8-km-wide lava shield of Pampa de Palacio of late-Pleistocene to possibly Holocene age. NASA Landsat 7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)

The glacier-capped Nevado de Chachani volcanic complex lies immediately north of the city of Arequipa. The central part of the 6057-m-high complex contains multiple vents along an arcuate line. Pleistocene lava domes form the glacier-covered northern end of the complex in this NASA image. A prominent lava-flow complex at the bottom-center part of the image with fresh-looking flow levees was erupted from the 8-km-wide lava shield of Pampa de Palacio of late-Pleistocene to possibly Holocene age.

NASA Landsat 7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)


Chachani, Nevado