Yukamani

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Yukamani
Yucamane.jpg
Yukamani (center) and the lake Wilaquta (on the right) as seen from above (NASA Landsat7 image)
Elevation 5,550 m (18,210 ft)[1]
Location
Yukamani is located in Peru
Yukamani
Yukamani
Peru
Location Peru, Tacna Region
Coordinates 17°11′0″S 70°12′0″W / 17.18333°S 70.20000°W / -17.18333; -70.20000Coordinates: 17°11′0″S 70°12′0″W / 17.18333°S 70.20000°W / -17.18333; -70.20000[1]
Geology
Type Stratovolcanoes
Last eruption June to November 1902

Yukamani[2] (hispanicized spellings Yucamane, Yucamani) is an andesitic stratovolcano group in southern Peru.[1] It is located in the Tacna Region, Candarave Province, Candarave District, west of the lake Wilaquta.[3]

The group is mostly Holocene in age. During the Holocene, Yukamani has shown signs of Plinian eruptions which produced pyroclastic flowss. The most recent of these events occurred around 1320 BC.

Morphology[edit]

Yukamani is made up of two stratovolcanoes, Yukamani itself which rises to 5,550 m above sea level and Calientes which rises to 5,358 m above sea level. Only Yukamani has a youthful summit crater.

Eruptions[edit]

The only recorded activity was an eruption of uncertain specification in 1787. Eruptions were reported in the 19th and 20th centuries, but these are considered unlikely.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Yucamane". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1504-05-. Retrieved 2012-01-095.
  2. ^ munitarata.gob.pe Officiall website of the Tarata Province
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Candarave Province (Tacna Region)