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  • Peru
  • Peru
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • 1902 CE
  • Country
  • Subregion Name
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 17.18°S
  • 70.2°W

  • 5550 m
    18204 ft

  • 354050
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Summary of 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
1862 Apr 1862 May Confirmed 2 Unknown
1802 Mar 30 1802 Jul Confirmed 3 Unknown
1787 Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations
1780 Unknown Confirmed 2 Unknown
1320 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 5 Radiocarbon (uncorrected)

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. 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. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

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.

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.