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  • Peru
  • Andean Central Volcanic Arc
  • Minor (Silicic) | Lava dome
  • 4450 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 14.131°S
  • 71.363°W

  • 3,848 m
    12,625 ft

  • 354000
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports available for Kimsachata-Oroscocha.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Kimsachata-Oroscocha.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Kimsachata-Oroscocha.

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 1 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

4450 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Oroscocha
4450 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)
 The Oroscocha lava dome was emplaced about 6,400 years ago (Siebe et al., 2006). Radiocarbon dates of 6,400 and 9,200 BP were obtained, but the former was from a syn-eruptive lahar and was considered to represent the date of the eruption.

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Oroscocha

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Lava dome
   - - - -    - - - - Lahar or Mudflow
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Kimsachata-Oroscocha.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Kimsachata-Oroscocha.

GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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