Puracé Volcano | John Seach

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Colombia

2.32 N, 76.40 W
summit elevation 4650 m
stratovolcanoes

PuracÚ volcano is located in SW Colombia, 25 km SE of Popayan. The volcano is one of the most active in Colombia. There is a 500 m wide summit crater. Large eruptions occurred in 1849, 1869, and 1885.

The last eruption of Puracé volcano in 1977 deposited ash 7 km away. In 1990 solfatara were observed at the summit and hot springs on the flank.

Further reading
Maldonado, Luisa Fernanda Meza, et al. "Volatiles and energy released by Puracé volcano." Bulletin of Volcanology 79.12 (2017): 84.

Arcila, Monica. "Geophysical monitoring of the Purace volcano, Colombia." Annals of Geophysics 39.2 (1996).

Oppenheim, V., 1950. The Volcano Purace. American Journal of Science248(3), pp.171-179.

Puracé Volcano Eruptions

1977, 1957, 1956, 1949, 1947, 1946, 1927, 1926, 1925, 1924, 1906, 1902?, 1899, 1885, 1881, 1878, 1870, 1869, 1860, 1847-52, 1840, 1835, 1827, 1816, 160 BC ± 50