Atacazo

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Atacazo
Atacazo volcano.jpg
Atacazo viewed from the other side
Elevation 4,463 m (14,642 ft)
Location
Atacazo is located in Ecuador
Atacazo
Atacazo
Ecuador
Range Andes
Coordinates 0°21′10″S 78°37′01″W / 0.35278°S 78.61694°W / -0.35278; -78.61694Coordinates: 0°21′10″S 78°37′01″W / 0.35278°S 78.61694°W / -0.35278; -78.61694
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 320 BCE ± 16 years

Atacazo is a volcano of the Western Cordillera, southwest of Quito, Ecuador. It lies 25 kilometers south-west of Quito. Southwest of Atacazo is another volcano known as Ninahuilca. The Atacazo is a stratovolcano.It was formed by the action of a Late-Pleistocene to Holocene caldera.[1] The last eruption of the Atacazo was nearly 2300 years ago.

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  1. ^ "Atacazo". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 24 January 2013.