Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Guagua Pichincha
An aerial view from the east shows the Pichincha volcanic complex, one of Ecuador's most active volcanoes, rising immediately above the capital city of Quito. Guagua Pichincha (left) and the sharp-topped Pleistocene Rucu Pichincha stratovolcano (right) form a broad volcanic massif overlooking Ecuador's largest city. The largest historical eruption from Guagua Pichincha took place in 1660 CE, when ash fell over a 1000 km radius, accumulating to 30 cm depth in Quito. Photo by Patricio Ramon, 2004 (Instituto Geofisca, Escuela Politecnica Nacional).
Volcano Number:352020
Volcano Name:Guagua Pichincha
Country:Ecuador
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:2002
Elevation:4784m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:449
Pop. within 10km:32488
Pop. within 30km:2064475
Pop. within 100km:3581801
Latitude:-0.171
Longitude:-78.598



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
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11459 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -7000
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11460 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -6650
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11461 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -6400
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11462 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -6300
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11463 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -6200
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11464 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology -4850
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11465 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -3500
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11466 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -2090
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11467 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -1860
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11468 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -1230
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11469 Confirmed Eruption 4 Radiocarbon (corrected) 70
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11470 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) 550
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11471 Confirmed Eruption 5 Radiocarbon (corrected) 930
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11472 Uncertain Eruption 2 1533
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11473 Uncertain Eruption 2 1534
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11474 Uncertain Eruption 2 1535
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11475 Uncertain Eruption 3 ^ 1538
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11476 Uncertain Eruption 2 1539
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11477 Uncertain Eruption 2 1560
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11478 Confirmed Eruption 3 ^ Historical Observations 1566/10/17 1566/11/16
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11479 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1575/9/8
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11480 Uncertain Eruption 2 1577
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11481 Uncertain Eruption 2 1580
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11482 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 1582/6/5 1598
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11483 Confirmed Eruption 4 Historical Observations 1660/10/27 1660/11/28
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11484 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1830
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11485 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 1831
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11486 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1868/3/19 1868/3/22
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11487 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1868
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11488 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1869
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11489 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1869/7/22 1869/8/24
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11490 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1881/3/10
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11491 Confirmed Eruption 1 NE side of 1660 lava dome Historical Observations 1981/8/31 1982/11/16
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11492 Confirmed Eruption 1 1981 crater Historical Observations 1985/5/16 1985/6/16
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11493 Confirmed Eruption 1 1981 crater Historical Observations 1990/4/16 1990/5/10
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11494 Confirmed Eruption 1 1981 crater Historical Observations 1993/3/9 1993/3/12
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11495 Confirmed Eruption 1 1981 crater Historical Observations 1997/3/16 1997/10/18
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11496 Confirmed Eruption 3 West and SE of 1981 crater Historical Observations 1998/8/7 2001/5/25
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11497 Confirmed Eruption 1 ? North of 1981 crater Historical Observations 2001/11/26 2001/11/26
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11498 Confirmed Eruption 1 ? Historical Observations 2002/4/16 2002/4/16
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11499 Confirmed Eruption 1 ? Historical Observations 2002/10/11 2002/12/7
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11500 Uncertain Eruption 1 2003/4/17 2003/4/17
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11501 Uncertain Eruption 1 ? 2008/2/1 2008/2/1
352020 Guagua Pichincha 11502 Uncertain Eruption 1 ? 2009/2/16 2009/2/17
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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Data from the MaGa Database
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