Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Misti, El
El Misti, PerĂº's best known volcano, is a symmetrical stratovolcano that towers above the city of Arequipa. It is seen here from the west at the margin of Arequipa's airport. The modern symmetrical cone has a small, 1.5-km-wide summit caldera containing nested craters. It caps an older Pleistocene volcano that collapsed, producing debris avalanches to the west and SW. El Misti's most recent activity has been dominantly pyroclastic. Historical eruptions date back to the 15th century. Photo by Norm Banks, 1988 (U.S. Geological Survey).
Volcano Number:354010
Volcano Name:Misti, El
Country:Peru
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:1985
Elevation:5822m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:82
Pop. within 10km:1507
Pop. within 30km:918280
Pop. within 100km:1052408
Latitude:-16.294
Longitude:-71.409



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
354010 Misti, El 11753 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -7190
354010 Misti, El 11754 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -5390
354010 Misti, El 11755 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -4020
354010 Misti, El 11756 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -3510
354010 Misti, El 11757 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -2230
354010 Misti, El 11758 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -310
354010 Misti, El 11759 Confirmed Eruption 4 ? Radiocarbon (corrected) -80
354010 Misti, El 11760 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) 90
354010 Misti, El 11761 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) 760
354010 Misti, El 11762 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) 1350
354010 Misti, El 11763 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1454
354010 Misti, El 11764 Uncertain Eruption 1 ? 1542
354010 Misti, El 11765 Uncertain Eruption 1 ? 1599
354010 Misti, El 11766 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1677/5/2
354010 Misti, El 11767 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1784/7/9
354010 Misti, El 11768 Confirmed Eruption 1 ? Historical Observations 1787/7/28 1787/10/10
354010 Misti, El 11769 Uncertain Eruption 1 ? 1826
354010 Misti, El 11770 Uncertain Eruption 1 ? 1830
354010 Misti, El 11771 Uncertain Eruption 1 ? 1831
354010 Misti, El 11772 Uncertain Eruption 1 ? 1869
354010 Misti, El 11773 Uncertain Eruption 1 ? 1870
354010 Misti, El 11774 Confirmed Eruption 1 ? Historical Observations 1985/7/2
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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