Santa Isabel (volcano)

Santa Isabel (Spanish: Nevado de Santa Isabel) is a shield volcano located in Tolima, Colombia, southwest of Nevado del Ruiz volcano. The volcano is located over the Palestina Fault, that crosscuts the underlying El Bosque Batholith of Eocene age, dated at 49.1 ± 1.7 Ma.[2][3]

Santa Isabel
Nevado de Santa Isabel
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Santa Isabel in 1985
Highest point
Elevation4,950 m (16,240 ft) [1]
ListingVolcanoes of Colombia
Coordinates04°49′N 75°22′W / 4.817°N 75.367°W / 4.817; -75.367Coordinates: 04°49′N 75°22′W / 4.817°N 75.367°W / 4.817; -75.367[1]
Geography
Santa Isabel is located in Colombia
Santa Isabel
Santa Isabel
Location of Nevado de Santa Isabel in Colombia
LocationTolima
 Colombia
Parent rangeCentral Ranges, Andes
Geology
Mountain typeShield volcano
Volcanic beltNorth Volcanic Zone
 Andean Volcanic Belt
Last eruption850 BCE[1]
Basalt blocks of Santa Isabel volcano

PanoramaEdit

Panorama of Nevado del Ruiz (left), Nevado de Santa Isabel (centre) and Santa Rosa Páramo (right)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Santa Isabel". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2007-01-19.
  2. ^ Plancha 225, 1998
  3. ^ González, 2001, p.50

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