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  • 17.18°S
  • 70.2°W

  • 5550 m
    18204 ft

  • 354050
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Geological Background

Volcán Yucamane lies at the south end of a group of three volcanoes; both it and Cerro Caliente to the north display evidence of postglacial lava flows, which overlie thick moraines. The andesitic Yucamane volcano has a youthful, well-preserved summit crater. Late-Pleistocene and Holocene eruptions have produced airfall deposits, pyroclastic flows and surges, and block-and-ash flows produced by growth and collapse of lava domes. The most recent plinian eruption took place from Yucamane about 3300 radiocarbon years ago. A single historical eruption of uncertain character was reported in 1787 (Volcanological Society of Japan, 1971). Historical eruptions attributed to the more dissected Tutupaca volcano during the 18th-20th centuries (Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World), were considered by de Silva and Francis (1990) to have more likely originated from Yucamane volcano.

Eruptive History

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1902 Jun 1902 Nov Confirmed 2 Unknown Volcano Uncertain: reported from Tutupaca
1862 Apr 1862 May Confirmed 2 Unknown Volcano Uncertain: reported from Tutupaca
1802 Mar 30 1802 Jul Confirmed 3 Unknown Volcano Uncertain: reported from Tutupaca
1787 Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations
1780 Unknown Confirmed 2 Unknown Volcano Uncertain: reported from Tutupaca
1320 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 5 Radiocarbon (uncorrected)

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.




Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Caliente, Cerro Twin volcano 5358 m 17° 10' 0" S 70° 11' 0" W

Photo Gallery

Volcán Yucamane (center) lies at the south end of a group of three volcanoes between the Río Callazas (left-center) and Río de Calientes (right-center). Laguna de Vilacota (upper right) lies east of the volcano. Both Yucamane and Cerro Caliente, the edifice immediately to the north, display evidence of postglacial lava flows. The andesitic Yucamane volcano has a youthful, well-preserved summit crater, and the volcano may have had historical eruptions.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)


The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

de Silva S L, Francis P W, 1990. Potentially active volcanoes of Peru - observations using Landsat Thematic Mapper and Space Shuttle imagery. Bull Volc, 52: 286-301.

de Silva S L, Francis P W, 1991. Volcanoes of the Central Andes. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 216 p.

Gonzalez-Ferran O, 1995. Volcanes de Chile. Santiago: Instituto Geografico Militar, 635 p.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Katsui Y (ed), 1971. List of the World Active Volcanoes. Volc Soc Japan draft ms, (limited circulation), 160 p.

Parodi-I A, 1975. Volcanes del Peru. Soc Geog Lima Bull, 94: 20-23.

Rivera M, Marino J, 2006. Volcanic hazards evaluation of Yucamane volcano, southern Peru. Cities on Volcanoes 4, Quito, Ecuador, 23-27 Jan, 2006, Abs, p 71.

Volcano Types

Lava dome(s)

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Andesite / Basaltic Andesite


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Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Yucamane Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.