Sabancaya

Sabancaya is an active stratovolcano located in Peru. It is covered by glaciers and located between the older stratovolcanoes of Hualca Hualca and Ampato. 

Location: The Andes, Southern Peru
Coordinates: -15.780923, -71.850143
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

 

Sabancaya's location

Sabancaya Volcano News:

 

July 2020: Volcanic unrest continues. There has been regular ash emissions and and heightened seismicity.

 


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Sabancaya's Eruptive History

1990-1999 Multiple ash eruptions, ongoing seismicity and lahars. Eruptions in 1992 increased, prompting an official alert. Eruptions became less frequent.
2014 Increased seismicity preceded an eruption in August 2014
2016 New fumaroles appeared and a further eruption occurred with an ash plume to 3km.
2017 A lava done grew in the crater. Ongoing ash emissions.
2018 Strong, frequent eruptions.
2020 Lava dome growth over 2019 and multiple thermal anomalies recorded. Ongoing eruptive activity continues.

 


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Images of Sabancaya Volcano

 

 


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For monitoring of this volcano, please refer to Instituto Geofísico del Perú.

 


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