Cerro Machín

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Cerro Machín
Cerro Machín is located in Colombia
Cerro Machín
Cerro Machín
Tolima Department, Colombia
Elevation 2,650+ metres (8,694 feet)[1]
Listing List of volcanoes in Colombia
Location
Range Cordillera Central
Coordinates 04°29′00″N 75°23′30″W / 4.48333°N 75.39167°W / 4.48333; -75.39167Coordinates: 04°29′00″N 75°23′30″W / 4.48333°N 75.39167°W / 4.48333; -75.39167[1]
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Age of rock 1,000,000+
Last eruption 1180 ± 150 years[1]

Cerro Machín is a stratovolcano located in Tolima Department, Colombia. Cerro Machin is a volcanic plug that is approximately the same age (1,000,000+ years) as the Ruiz-Tolima Massif and has the appearance of being part of that volcanic system. Its sisters are Nevado del Tolima, 17,060 feet (5,200 m); Santa Isabel, 16,240 feet (4,950 m), Nevado del Ruiz, 17,457 feet (5,321 m), plus nine other lesser volcanoes and a 10,000 feet (3,000 m) volcanic South Wall containing in excess of thirty volcanic domes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Machín". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1501-04%3D. Retrieved 2007-01-19.