Uturuncu Volcano | John Seach



22.27 S, 67.22 W
summit elevation 6008 m

Uturuncu Volcano is located in southern Bolivia, in the central volcanic zone of the Andes. There are two solfatara fields near the summit. Quetana is a vent 23 km west of the volcano.

Uplift at Uturuncu Volcano
Between 1992 and 2006 there was an average uplift of 1-2 cm/year at the volcano. the uplift affected 70 sq km. This indicates magma is still active under the volcano.

The volcano currently experiences hundreds of small earthquakes per year.

Further reading
Siebert, L. and Simkin, T., 2013. Volcanoes of the world: An illustrated catalog of Holocene volcanoes and their eruptions.

Sparks, R. Stephen J., et al. "Uturuncu volcano, Bolivia: Volcanic unrest due to mid-crustal magma intrusion." American Journal of Science 308.6 (2008): 727-769.

Davidson, J.P. and de Silva, S.L., 1995. Late cenozoic magmatism of the Bolivian Altiplano. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology119(4), pp.387-408

Uturuncu Volcano Eruptions

300,000 years ago