Ecuador Volcanoes, a short list

Ecuador volcanoes have 27 volcanoes potentially active including the Galapagos Islands. Some of them are continental volcanoes: Cayambe, Reventador, Guagua Pichincha, Cotopaxi, Tungurahua, Sangay and Potrerillos – Chacana and seven Galapagos volcanoes: Marchena Cerro Azul, Fernandina, St. Thomas Chico Volcano, Alcedo, Darwin and Wolf and Sierra Negra. All of them have had eruptions since 1532. It is possible to grow the number of volcanoes classified as “potentially active”. Here some of the most beautiful sights.


Ecuador Volcanoes : Antisana

Latitude: 0,4846° S
Longitude: 78,1414°W
Elevation: 5720 m (It is the fourth highest volcano in Ecuador)
Volcano Type: Conical stratovolcano landslide scarp
State: Active


Ecuador Volcanoes : Cayambe

Latitude: 0,025° N
Longitude: 77,9871° W
Elevation: 5759 m (maximum peak)
Volcano Type: Conical stratovolcano landslide scarp
State: Active


Ecuador Volcanoes : Tungurahua

Latitude: 1 ° 28 ‘South
Longitude: 78 ° 27 ‘West
Elevation: 5023 m Located 33 kilometers southeast of Ambato, in the Cordillera Real of the Ecuadorian Andes
State: Active


Ecuador Volcanoes : Chimborazo

Latitude: 1 ° 46 ‘South
Longitude: 78 ° 82 ‘West
Elevation: 6310 m (is the highest volcano in Ecuador)
Located 30 kilometers NW Riobamba
State: Potentially Active

Guagua Pichincha

Ecuador Volcanoes : Guagua Pichincha

Latitude: 0. 17 ° S
Longitude: 78.60 ° W
Elevation: 4794 m
Volcano type: Strato volcano with avalanche caldera open to the W
Alert: Yellow
Last eruption: 2004


Ecuador Volcanoes : Reventador

Latitude: 0 ° 04 ’05” S
Longitude: 77 ° 40 ’22” W 90 km east-northeast of Quito
Diameter: 3-4 km
Maximum elevation: 3485 m
State: Active


Ecuador Volcanoes : Sangay

Latitude: 2°
Longitude: 77 ° 34 45 km SE of Riobamba G-1: 50000 A ‘
Elevation: 5230 msnm State: Active



Ecuador Volcanoes : Imbabura

Latitude: 0.36 N
Longitude: 78.18 ° W
Zone: 10 km to the southwest of Ibarra Elevation: 4620 m.s.n.m. (Taita Imbabura)
Volcano Type: Composite stratovolcano
Basal diameter: 16 km N-S x 14 km E-W
State: Inactive

Sierra Negra

Ecuador Volcanoes : Sierra Negra

Latitude: 0.83°S
Longitude: 91.17°W
Zone: South eastern end of Isabela Island Galapagos Islands Elevation: 1124 m
Volcano Type:  The caldera is structurally complex with a 14 km long ridge within it.
Last eruption: 2005
State: Active


Ecuador Volcanoes : Alcedo

Latitude: 0.26°S
Longitude: 91.07°W
Zone: Isabela Island Galapagos
Elevation: 1130 m Volcano Type: The caldera measures 6.1 x 7.4 km
Last eruption: 1993

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