Chachani Volcano

Local nameChachani
LocationArequipa, Peru

Chachani is a volcanic complex in southern Peru, 22 kilometres northwest of the city of Arequipa. Part of the Central Volcanic Zone of the Andes, it is 6,057 metres above sea level. It consists of several lava domes and individual volcanoes such as Nocarane, along with lava shields such as the Airport Domes. Underneath Chachani lies a caldera.

During the Pliocene and early Pleistocene, the volcanic complex produced large ignimbrites such as the La Joya, Arequipa Airport and Yura Tuff ignimbrites; afterwards the volcanic complex proper grew in the caldera until about 56,500 years ago. There have not been any eruptions during historical time, but the volcano is considered to be only dormant and due to its closeness to the city of Arequipa is considered high risk.

Tags VolcanoDormant Volcano
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chachani

Address Peru

Coordinates -16°11'38.248" N -71°31'53.887" E

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