Cerro Negro de Mayasquer

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Cerro Negro de Mayasquer
Cerro Negro de Mayasquer is located in Ecuador
Cerro Negro de Mayasquer
Cerro Negro de Mayasquer
Location of Cerro Negro de Mayasquer in Colombia & Ecuador
Highest point
Elevation 4,445 m (14,583 ft) [1]
Listing Volcanoes of Colombia
Coordinates 0°49′39″N 77°57′52″W / 0.82750°N 77.96444°W / 0.82750; -77.96444Coordinates: 0°49′39″N 77°57′52″W / 0.82750°N 77.96444°W / 0.82750; -77.96444
Geography
Location Nariño  Colombia
Carchi  Ecuador
Parent range Central Ranges
Cordillera Real
 Andes
Geology
Age of rock Pleistocene
Mountain type Andesitic stratovolcano
Volcanic belt Northern Volcanic Zone, Andean Volcanic Belt
Last eruption July 1936(?)[1]

Cerro Negro de Mayasquer is a volcano on the border of Colombia and Ecuador. It lies 3 kilometres (2 mi) north-west of the volcano Chiles, and the two peaks are considered part of the same Chiles-Cerro Negro volcanic complex. These volcanoes, together with Cumbal are andesitic in rock type.[2] A 1936 eruption reported by the Colombian government agency INGEOMINAS may have been from the Ecuadorean volcano Reventador, otherwise the volcano has not erupted for around 160,000 years.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Chiles-Cerro Negro". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved May 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ Plancha 447-447bis, 2003

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