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Pululahua

Photo of this volcano
  • Ecuador
  • Andean Northern Volcanic Arc
  • Caldera | Caldera
  • 290 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 0.0464°N
  • 78.49°W

  • 3360 m
    11024 ft

  • 352011
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports available for Pululahua.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Pululahua.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Pululahua.

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 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

0290 (?) Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
0290 (?) - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

List of 4 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Pyroclastic flow
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Lava dome

0450 BCE ± 150 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 4

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
0450 BCE ± 150 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

List of 9 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Pyroclastic flow
   - - - -    - - - - Lava dome
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
   - - - -    - - - - Bombs
   - - - -    - - - - Caldera Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Property Damage
   - - - -    - - - - Evacuations
0450 BCE ± 150 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0690 BCE ± 150 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 5

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
0690 BCE ± 150 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

List of 7 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Pyroclastic flow
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
   - - - -    - - - - Pumice
   - - - -    - - - - Caldera Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Property Damage
0690 BCE ± 150 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

4800 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
4800 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

List of 3 Events for Episode 1

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Pyroclastic flow
   - - - -    - - - - Pumice
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Pululahua.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Pululahua.

GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

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.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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