Stop 4: San Pedro Volcano


   San Pedro / San Pablo

  21°53'27"S,    68°23'44"W
Elevation: 6145m (20000 ft)

San Pedro Volcano

The San Pedro Volcano with the La Poruna Cone and lava flow in the foreground.   Dark material in the closer foreground is from a debris avalance caused when the older edifice collapsed leaving the horseshoe shaped crater we see today.

San Pedro Volcano Puffing


The San Pedro Volcano is a composite volcano and one of the highest active volcanoes in the world.  As we drove up, it was clearly puffing away from a fumerole at the top and continued to do so the entire time we were in view.  (Perhaps a puff around every minute or so)

The San Pedro Volcano at Sunset, taken from our camp in the La Poruna lava's (seen in the foreground).   Click the image for Hi-Rez.





Lava Flows at San Pedro

 The lava flows at San Pedro are significantly larger than the flows across the street at La Poruna. 
(Note the tractor trailer in the forground with the lava front just behind.)

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