Cuicocha caldera (Imbabura Province, Ecuador)

Cuichocha Cladera and Lake, Ecuador

Volcano: Cuicocha caldera (see Cuicocha caldera at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Lake
Description: The Cuicocha volcanic caldera lake is located on the Western Cordillera, some 110 km to the north of Ecuador's capital Quito and represents besides Quilotoa, one of the two active volcanic lakes in Ecuador. Post-volcanic activities are expressed by the emission of volcanic gases in different parts of the lake in the form of gas bubbles and some dead vegetation as result of these gases, in the northernmost side of the eastern volcanic island. An input of hydrothermalwater and gas emission in the form of gas bubbles rising from the lake bottom are the most recent volcanic activity reported in Cuicocha.

Point of contact for this site:
Eleazar Padrón, (Environmental Research Division, ITER)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Cuicocha_010720061/7/2006 Emanuela Bagnato Sept. 22, 2016

Bibliographic references for this site

Padrón Eleazar , Pedro A. Hernández, Theofilos Toulkeridis, Nemesio M. Pérez, Rayco Marrero,Gladys Melián, Giorgio Virgili, Kenji Notsu, 2008,Diffuse CO2 emission rate from Pululahua and the lake-filled Cuicocha calderas,Ecuador, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, vol.176, pp. 163–169, DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2007.11.023

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