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Huaynaputina

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  • Peru
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1600 CE
  •  
  • Country
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
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  • 16.608°S
  • 70.85°W

  • 4850 m
    15912 ft

  • 354030
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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Most Recent Weekly Report: 19 February-25 February 2020 Citation IconCite this Report

IGP reported that during 11 and 20-21 February small- to moderate-sized lahars descended the El Volcán drainage, on the S flank of Huaynaputina, and traveled to within 500 m of Quinistaquillas, in the province of Sánchez Cerro, Moquegua region.

Source: Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP)

Weekly Reports - Index


2020: February


19 February-25 February 2020 Citation IconCite this Report

IGP reported that during 11 and 20-21 February small- to moderate-sized lahars descended the El Volcán drainage, on the S flank of Huaynaputina, and traveled to within 500 m of Quinistaquillas, in the province of Sánchez Cerro, Moquegua region.

Source: Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP)


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

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 2 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

1600 Feb 17 ± 1 days - 1600 Mar 6 (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 6

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Summit and south flank
1600 Feb 17 ± 1 days - 1600 Mar 6 (?) Evidence from Observations: Reported

List of 17 Events for Episode 1 at Summit and south flank

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Pyroclastic flow
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
   - - - -    - - - - Blocks
   - - - -    - - - - Pumice
   - - - -    - - - - Lightning
   - - - -    - - - - Earthquakes (undefined) Before.
   - - - -    - - - - Earthquakes (undefined)
   - - - -    - - - - Lahar or Mudflow
   - - - -    - - - - Fauna Kill Aquatic.
   - - - -    - - - - Fauna Kill Terrestrial.
   - - - -    - - - - Property Damage
   - - - -    - - - - Evacuations
1600 Feb 17 ± 1 days    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)
1600 Feb 19    - - - - Fatalities
1600 Feb 19    - - - - Fatalities
1600 Feb 19    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

7750 BCE ± 200 years Confirmed Eruption  

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode
7750 BCE ± 200 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

List of 2 Events for Episode 1

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

There is no Deformation History data available for Huaynaputina.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Huaynaputina.

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: Puno
Publisher: IGN Instituto Geografico Nacional
Country: Peru
Year: 1984
Series: PAIGH
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Puno

Title: Juli
Publisher: IGN Instituto Geografico Nacional
Country: Peru
Year: 1984
Series: PAIGH
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Juli

Title: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: S America
Year: 1982
Series: ONC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru

Title: Bolivia, Brazil, Peru
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Peru, Bolivia, Brazil
Year: 1980
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Bolivia, Brazil, Peru

Title: Mapa Geologico del Peru (SE quad)
Publisher: IGM-Peru Instituto de Geologia Y Mineria
Country: Peru
Year: 1975
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Mapa Geologico del Peru (SE quad)
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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