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Isluga

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  • Chile
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1913 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 19.15°S
  • 68.83°W

  • 5550 m
    18209 ft

  • 355030
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Isluga.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Isluga.

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

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 8 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1960 Jul 2 ± 182 days ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
1913 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1885 Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations
1878 Feb Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1877 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1869 Aug Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1868 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1863 Aug Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Isluga.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Isluga.

Photo Gallery

The broad Isluga volcanic complex in the center of this NASA Space Shuttle image (with north to the upper right) lies in Chile at the west end of a group of volcanoes extending into Bolivia to Tata Sabaya volcano (extreme lower-right). The snow-capped peak across the valley east of Isluga is Cabaray volcano. The 5550-m-high historically active Isluga stratovolcano contains numerous postglacial lava flows with distinct levees that are visible in this image along a broad front on the lower southern flank.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS009-E-6849, 2004 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.
A long E-W-trending volcanic chain extends across the border between Chile and Bolivia in this NASA Space Shuttle image (with north to the upper right). The chain extends from historically active Isluga volcano (upper left) to eroded Saxani volcano at the lower right. The smaller volcano immediately to the west of Saxani with a sharp shadow is the steep-sided Tata Sabaya volcano. Tata Sabaya was the source of a major debris-avalanche deposit (bottom center) that forms the small dark-colored hills on the white floor of Salar de Coipasa.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS009-E-6849, 2004 (http://eol.jsc.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: Volcanes Activos de Chile
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1986
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:6,000
Map of Volcanes Activos de Chile

Title: Pisagua
Publisher: Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1985
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Pisagua

Title: Pisiga Chile
Publisher: Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1985
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Pisiga Chile

Title: Mapa de Los Fondos Marinos
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile/ S AM
Year: 1984
Series: Col. Geog. de Chile
Map Type: Geology (Tectonic)
Scale: 1:14,500
Map of Mapa de Los Fondos Marinos

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

Title: Mapa de Suelos/ Map of Soils
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1984
Series: Col. Geog. de Chile
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:6,000
Map of Mapa de Suelos/ Map of Soils

Title: Mapa Hidrografico
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1984
Series: Col. Geog. de Chile
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:6,000
Map of Mapa Hidrografico

Title: Chile Regional-Provincial
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1983
Series: Col. Geog. de Chile
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:6,000
Map of Chile Regional-Provincial

Title: Mapa Fitogeografico
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1983
Series: Col. Geog. de Chile
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:6,000
Map of Mapa Fitogeografico

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
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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