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Santa Isabel

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  • Colombia
  • South America
  • Shield
  • 850 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 4.818°N
  • 75.365°W

  • 4944 m
    16220 ft

  • 351021
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Santa Isabel.

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This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 4 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0850 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
3550 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
4800 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
5500 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Santa Isabel.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Santa Isabel.

Photo Gallery

Santa Isabel is a small, glacier-clad shield volcano that is viewed here from its much more massive neighbor to the NE, Nevado del Ruiz. Holocene lava flows fill valleys SW and SE of Santa Isabel. A small Holocene lava dome was emplaced at the center of a circular depression about 10 km SW of the volcano. No historical eruptions have occurred from Santa Isabel.

Photo by Norm Banks, 1985 (U.S. Geological Survey).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: S America
Year: 1981
Series: ONC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Santa Isabel in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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