Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12336
A lava flow at Quimsachata scoria cone is visible in this October 2020 Planet Labs satellite image monthly mosaic (N is at the top). The flow erupted about 11,500 years ago and is approximately 4.7 km in the NW-SE direction. The smaller lava flow directly to the north was erupted from the Oroscocha lava dome about 6,400 years ago. These are the northernmost young volcanic centers in Perú.
Satellite image courtesy of Planet Labs Inc., 2020 (https://www.planet.com/).
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