Sumaco

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Sumaco
Sumaco is located in Ecuador
Sumaco
Sumaco
Ecuador
Elevation 3,990 m (13,090 ft)[1]
Location
Coordinates 00°32′17″S 77°37′33″W / 0.53806°S 77.62583°W / -0.53806; -77.62583Coordinates: 00°32′17″S 77°37′33″W / 0.53806°S 77.62583°W / -0.53806; -77.62583[1]
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 1895 ± 30 years

Sumaco is a symmetrical, isolated stratovolcano, that is set off from the main Ecuador volcanic axis. Its rocks are very distinct from those from most Andean volcanoes because of its lack of andesitic composition, in favour of basanite and phonolitic rock. Sumaco is heavily forested and contains a small cone in its broad summit crater. An historical eruption occurred around 1895 (± 30 years).[1]

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