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Huaynaputina

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  • Peru
  • Composite (Stratovolcano)
  • 1600 CE
  • Country
  • Landform (Volc Type)
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 16.6144°S
  • 70.8542°W

  • 4679 m
    15351 ft

  • 354030
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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Most Recent Weekly Report: 6 March-12 March 2024 Citation IconCite this Report

Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP) reported that at 1553 on 6 March a lahar descended the El Volcán drainage, on the S flank of Huaynaputina, and traveled towards the Tambo River. The public was warned to stay away from the drainage and to be cautious when traveling along the Quinistaquillas-Sijuaya highway.

Source: Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP)

Weekly Reports - Index


2024: February | March
2023: February
2020: February


6 March-12 March 2024 Citation IconCite this Report

Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP) reported that at 1553 on 6 March a lahar descended the El Volcán drainage, on the S flank of Huaynaputina, and traveled towards the Tambo River. The public was warned to stay away from the drainage and to be cautious when traveling along the Quinistaquillas-Sijuaya highway.

Source: Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP)


28 February-5 March 2024 Citation IconCite this Report

IGP reported that at 1622 on 29 February and at 1436 on 3 March lahars descended the El Volcán drainage, on the S flank of Huaynaputina, and traveled towards the Tambo River. The public was warned to stay away from the drainage and to be cautious when traveling along the Quinistaquillas-Sijuaya highway.

Source: Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP)


8 February-14 February 2023 Citation IconCite this Report

IGP reported that on 4 February a small-to-medium lahar 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)


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

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

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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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