Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Cayambe
The massive compound Cayambe stratovolcano, seen here from the SW across Ecuador's Interandean Depression, is the northernmost of a chain of large, glacier-covered Holocene volcanoes along the western edge of the Cordillera Real. No historical eruptions are known from 5790-m-high Cayambe, although lava flows on the flanks of the volcano have very young morphologies. Pyroclastic-flow deposits of possible Holocene age are present. Photo by Minard Hall, 1982 (Escuela Polit├ęcnica Nacional, Quito).
Volcano Number:352006
Volcano Name:Cayambe
Country:Ecuador
Volcano Type:Compound
Last Eruption:1786
Elevation:5790m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:70
Pop. within 10km:1148
Pop. within 30km:109630
Pop. within 100km:3154986
Latitude:0.029
Longitude:-77.986



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
352006 Cayambe 11396 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology -1800
352006 Cayambe 11397 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology -1650
352006 Cayambe 11398 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology -1300
352006 Cayambe 11399 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology -560
352006 Cayambe 11400 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology -510
352006 Cayambe 11401 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology -460
352006 Cayambe 11402 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology -260
352006 Cayambe 11403 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology -230
352006 Cayambe 11404 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology -180
352006 Cayambe 11405 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology 10
352006 Cayambe 11406 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology 170
352006 Cayambe 11407 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology 200
352006 Cayambe 11408 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology 260
352006 Cayambe 11409 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology 880
352006 Cayambe 11410 Confirmed Eruption 4 Lava dome near eastern summit Tephrochronology 1040
352006 Cayambe 11411 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology 1270
352006 Cayambe 11412 Confirmed Eruption 4 Tarugo Corral lava dome (NE flank) Tephrochronology 1290
352006 Cayambe 11413 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology 1440
352006 Cayambe 11414 Confirmed Eruption 4 North flank of main summit Tephrochronology 1570
352006 Cayambe 11415 Confirmed Eruption North flank of main summit Tephrochronology 1590
352006 Cayambe 11416 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology 1700
352006 Cayambe 11417 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Upper SE flank Historical Observations 1785 1786
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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