Coropuna Volcano | John Seach


Arequipa, Peru

15.52 S , 72.65 W
summit elevation 6377 m

Coropuna volcano is located in southern Peru. It is the largest and highest in Peru.

It rises 4500 m from the surrounding land, and forms elongate E-W ridge 10km long. At least 6 cones are distributed over a 20x 12km area. The volcano is heavily covered in ice. Permanent ice is above 5800 m in the north, and 5300 m in the south.

Coropuna volcano grains into deep canyons, with elevation change up to 4000 m over 15 km distance.

There have been no recent eruptions at the volcano, and the summit craters are heavily ice covered, indicating a lack of thermal activity.

Further reading
Bromley, Gordon RM, et al. "In situ cosmogenic 3 He and 36 Cl and radiocarbon dating of volcanic deposits refine the Pleistocene and Holocene eruption chronology of SW Peru." Bulletin of Volcanology 81.11 (2019): 1-16.

De Silva, S.L. and Francis, P.W., 1990. Potentially active volcanoes of Peru-observations using Landsat Thematic Mapper and Space Shuttle imagery. Bulletin of Volcanology52(4), pp.286-301.

Coropuna Volcano Eruptions

No recent eruptions.