Cumbal Volcano

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Cumbal
Volcán Cumbal
Nevado Cumbal 466.JPG
Cumbal in 2011
Highest point
Elevation4,764 m (15,630 ft)
Prominence1,575 m (5,167 ft)
ListingUltra
Coordinates0°56′56″N 77°53′17″W / 0.949°N 77.888°W / 0.949; -77.888Coordinates: 0°56′56″N 77°53′17″W / 0.949°N 77.888°W / 0.949; -77.888
Geography
Cumbal is located in Colombia
Cumbal
Cumbal
Location of Cumbal in Colombia
LocationColombia
Parent rangeCentral Ranges
 Andes
Geology
Mountain typeAndesitic stratovolcano
Last eruptionDecember 1926

Cumbal is a stratovolcano located in Nariño, Colombia. It is the southernmost historically active volcano of Colombia. The volcano is dominated by andesites.[1]

The volcano was the crash site of TAME Flight 120, which struck one of its sides while in a go-around approach to Tulcán on January 28, 2002. There were no survivors among the 94 occupants.

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  1. ^ Plancha 447-447bis, 2003

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External links[edit]

  • "Cumbal". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.