Isluga

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 19.15°S
  • 68.83°W

  • 5550 m
    18204 ft

  • 355030
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  • Summit
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There are no activity reports for Isluga.



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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
[ 1960 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
1913 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1885 Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations
1878 Feb Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1877 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1869 Aug Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1868 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1863 Aug Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations

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.

Casertano L, 1963a. Chilean Continent. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI, 15: 1-55.

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.

The broad Isluga volcano lies 7 km west of the Chile/Bolivia border at the west end of a group of volcanoes extending to Tata Sabaya volcano in Bolivia. The 5550-m-high Isluga stratovolcano contains a well-preserved, 400-m-wide summit crater at the western end of the elongated, snow-covered summit region. Numerous postglacial lava flows, many showing distinct levees, are most prominent along a broad front on the lower southern flank. Activity from the summit crater was reported in the 19th and 20th centuries. A lava flow in 1878 destroyed several towns.