Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12782
This October 2015 view is from the summit of Rucu Pichincha (“Old Man Pichincha” in the indigenous Quechua language) facing west towards the Guagua Pichincha (“Baby Pichincha”) vent. Eruptions have produced ashfall that has impacted Quito, 14 km W. The recently active vent is situated within a landslide scarp that opens towards the SW, and an older landslide scarp is on the western flank.
Photo by Ailsa Naismith, 2015.
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Keywords: landslide scarp