Puracé is an andesitic stratovolcano located in the Puracé National Natural Park in the Cauca Department, Colombia. It is part of the North Volcanic Zone of the Andean Volcanic Belt. The volcano is located at the intersection of the Coconucos and Morras Faults.
Purace volcano seen from Popayán in 2006
|Elevation||4,646 m (15,243 ft)|
|Parent range||Central Ranges, Andes|
|Mountain type||Andesitic stratovolcano|
|Volcanic belt||North Volcanic Zone|
Andean Volcanic Belt
|Last eruption||March 1977|
It is one of the most active volcanoes in Colombia. Large explosive eruptions occurred in 1849, 1869, 1885, 1949, 1950, 1956, and 1957. There have been about a dozen eruptions in the twentieth century, the most recent one being in 1977. On this occasion, volcanic ash was deposited 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) away. Fumaroles were seen near the summit in 1990, and hot springs emerged from some of the lower slopes.
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