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  • Bolivia
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Pleistocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 22.08°S
  • 67.77°W

  • 5750 m
    18865 ft

  • 355835
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Jorcada.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Jorcada. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Jorcada 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 Jorcada.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Jorcada.

Photo Gallery

The large dark-colored area above orange-colored Laguna Colorada in this NASA Space Shuttle image (with north to the upper left) is Volcán de Jorcada. This elongated fissure-controlled volcanic massif contains more than 50 craters, small stratovolcanoes, and lava domes erupted along four fissures covering an area of 230 sq km. Activity has migrated to the north, and the youngest fissure, on the NW side of the complex, produced a number of snow-dusted cones visible left of the center of this image.

NASA Space Station image ISS005-E-8788, 2002 (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: 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 Jorcada in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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