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Nevado Chachani

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  • Peru
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 16.191°S
  • 71.53°W

  • 6057 m
    19872 ft

  • 354007
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Nevado Chachani.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Nevado Chachani.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Nevado Chachani.

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

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Nevado Chachani. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Nevado Chachani page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Nevado Chachani.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Nevado Chachani.

Photo Gallery

The Nevado de Chachani volcanic complex, seen here from the SW near the village of Yura, consists of a 360 km2 group of Pleistocene lava domes, a stratovolcano, and a shield volcano. The central, 6057-m-high Nevado Chachani complex contains multiple vents along an arcuate line, including a well-defined summit crater at the western end. Cerro La Horqueta (left horizon) may represent the latest activity from Nevado Chachani, after which activity migrated to the 8-km-wide Holocene lava shield of Pampa de Palacio on the south side.

Photo by Norm Banks, 1988 (U.S. Geological Survey).
Nevado Chachani volcano towers north of the international airport at Arequipa, PerĂº. The massive, 360 km2 volcanic complex includes a group of stratovolcanoes forming the horizon in this view, an older lava dome complex, and a younger SW-flank shield volcano. The dark hills in the left-center foreground are the distal margins of viscous lava flows from the Pampa de Placio, the SW-flank shield volcano. Volcanism has migrated to the west, and this marks the most recent activity of the Nevado Chachani complex.

Photo by Norm Banks, 1988 (U.S. Geological Survey).
The glacier-capped Nevado de Chachani volcanic complex lies immediately north of the city of Arequipa. The central part of the 6057-m-high complex contains multiple vents along an arcuate line. Pleistocene lava domes form the glacier-covered northern end of the complex in this NASA image. A prominent lava-flow complex at the bottom-center part of the image with fresh-looking flow levees was erupted from the 8-km-wide lava shield of Pampa de Palacio of late-Pleistocene to possibly Holocene age.

NASA Landsat 7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
GVP Map Holdings

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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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