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The Nevados Casiri complex, the southernmost Holocene volcano in Perú, lies near the Chilean border, about 25 km north of Tacora volcano. Nevados Casiri consists of four volcanic edifices, with the youngest cone on the SE side. This compound trachytic and trachyandesitic volcano reaches an elevation of 5650 m and is also known as Paugarani. Two fresh Holocene lava flows are located south of the youngest cone, which has a well-defined summit crater. An older lava dome is located to the west. Two sulfur mines have been opened on the NW and SE flanks.
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Nevados Casiri. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Nevados Casiri page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
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.
|The three roughly E-W-trending cones at the center of this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top) form the Nevados Casiri complex, the southernmost Holocene volcano in Perú. A fourth cone, the youngest of the complex, lies on the SE side and was the source of two fresh Holocene lava flows, which form the dark-colored lobes visible south of the massif. Two sulfur mines have been opened on the NW and SE flanks of Nevados Casiri.
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..