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Tutupaca

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  • Peru
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • 1802 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 17.026°S
  • 70.372°W

  • 5801 m
    19027 ft

  • 354040
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tutupaca.

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

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 5 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1902 Jun ] [ 1902 Nov ] Uncertain 2   Volcano Uncertain: reported from Tutupaca
[ 1862 Apr ] [ 1862 May ] Uncertain 2   Volcano Uncertain: reported from Tutupaca
1802 Mar 20 1802 Aug 20 ± 10 days Confirmed 4 Historical Observations
1787 1789 Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
[ 1780 ] [ 1780 ] Uncertain 2   Volcano Uncertain: reported from Tutupaca
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Tutupaca.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Tutupaca.

Photo Gallery

The snow-capped Tutupaca massif (center) consists of two dissected volcanic edifices, of which the southern appears more youthful. Collapse of the northern edifice produced a debris avalanche that traveled 7 km to the NE, forming the speckled area above and to the right of the summit massif. The canyon of the Río Tacalaya lies west (left) of the volcano. A sulfur mine is located on the SE flank of the massif and is accessible from the N-S-trending road west of the volcano. Laguna Huaitire is visible at the top left-center.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
See title for photo information.
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: Rio Maure
Publisher: IGN-Peru Instituto Geografico Nacional
Country: Peru
Year: 1986
Series: J631
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Rio Maure
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: Huatire
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar
Country: Peru
Year: 1982
Series: J631
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Huatire
Title: Tarata
Publisher: IGN-Peru Instituto Geografico Nacional
Country: Peru
Year: 1976
Series: J631
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Tarata
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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