Magnitude: VEI-6
Time: 02-19-1600
Country: PERU

PERU

This volcano erupted on 02-19-1600 in Peru where it released a signifant amount of explosivity , reaching a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 6 (VEI: 6). The VEI scale was developed by the USGS and is open-ended with the largest volcanoes in history given a magnitude 8. A value of 0 is given for non-explosive eruptions . This particular volcano, named Huaynaputina is classified as a historical stratovolcano and is perched at an elevation of 4850ft. Volcanic eruptions can be quite destructive, and this event claimed 1500 lives and resulted in the destruction of structures in the area.


Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Subaerial Neogene Arcs of Western Japan - porphyry copper
Subaerial parts of the Miocene and younger Kurile, Northeast Japan, Izu, Southwest Japan, and Ryukyu volcanic arcs

Related USGS Publications

ofr20141250 - 2015 - Proceedings of the 9th U.S.-Japan natural resources panel for earthquake research
70109244 - 2014 - Tsunami forecast by joint inversion of real-time tsunami waveforms and seismic of GPS data: application to the Tohoku 2011 tsunami
70048463 - 2014 - Crustal earthquake triggering by pre-historic great earthquakes on subduction zone thrusts



Latest Volcano Events

Recent Volcano activity from around the globe.



Nearby Tsunamis
7
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
07-29-1957 T17:15:14
8
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
07-30-1995 T05:11:23.6
7.5
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
07-03-1836 T00:00:00
7
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
12-26-1948 T07:12:21
7.1
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
11-20-1928 T20:35:07
6.4
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
06-19-1970 T10:56:13.5
7.7
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
11-14-2007 T15:40:50.5
7.3
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
10-04-1940 T07:54:42
7.5
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
12-21-1967 T02:25:23
8.3
mag
NORTHERNCHILE
05-10-1877 T00:59:00




Volcano Measurement
volcano scale

Volcano Stats
deaths 1500
total_deaths 1500
month 2
total_deaths_description 4
year 1600
eq EQ
id 110
location Peru
time 02-19-1600
latitude -16.608
type Stratovolcano
vei 6
status Historical
elevation 4850
day 19
name Huaynaputina
longitude -70.85
country Peru
deaths_description 4

Nearby Earthquakes
5.1
mag
PERU:PARUROPROVINCE
09-28-2014 T02:35:19
8.1
mag
PERU:CUZCO,COLLAO,LIMA;BOLIVIA:SICASICA
03-31-1650
4.6
mag
PERU:CUZCO
04-05-1986 T20:14:28
6.8
mag
PERU:ESQUILAYA
04-27-1928 T20:34:58
6.9
mag
PERU
04-09-1928 T17:34:15
5.8
mag
PERU:CUZCO
09-17-1707
5.3
mag
PERU:S
02-22-2013 T21:01:47
4.5
mag
PERU:AREQUIPA:CAYLLOMA:CABANACONDE
02-28-2015 T20:10:56
4.7
mag
PERU:MACA,CHIVAY,YANQUE
07-23-1991 T19:44:50
7.0
mag
PERU:AREQUIPA
03-01-2019 T08:50:41