Santa Isabel (volcano)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Santa Isabel
Nevado de Santa Isabel
Santa isabel volcano.jpg
Santa Isabel in 1985
Highest point
Elevation 4,950 m (16,240 ft) [1]
Listing Volcanoes of Colombia
Coordinates 04°49′N 75°22′W / 4.817°N 75.367°W / 4.817; -75.367Coordinates: 04°49′N 75°22′W / 4.817°N 75.367°W / 4.817; -75.367[1]
Santa Isabel is located in Colombia
Santa Isabel
Santa Isabel
Location of Nevado de Santa Isabel in Colombia
Location Tolima
Parent range Central Ranges, Andes
Mountain type Shield volcano
Volcanic belt North Volcanic Zone
 Andean Volcanic Belt
Last eruption 850 BCE[1]

Santa Isabel (Spanish: Nevado de Santa Isabel) is a shield volcano located in Tolima, Colombia, southwest of Nevado del Ruiz volcano. The volcano is located over the Palestina Fault, that crosscuts the underlying El Bosque Batholith of Eocene age, dated at 49.1 ± 1.7 Ma.[2][3]

Basalt blocks of Santa Isabel volcano


Panorama of Nevado del Ruiz (left), Nevado de Santa Isabel (centre) and Santa Rosa Páramo (right)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Santa Isabel". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2007-01-19. 
  2. ^ Plancha 225, 1998
  3. ^ González, 2001, p.50