Ecuadorian Andes volcanism; a review of late Pliocene to present activity

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doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.06.012
Authors:Hall, Minard L.; Samaniego, Pablo; Le Pennec, Jean-Luc; Johnson, J. B.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Instituto Geofísico, Quito, Ecuador
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Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Ecuador
Université Blaise Pascal, France
Volume Title:Recent and active volcanism in the Ecuadorian Andes
Volume Authors:Johnson, Jeffrey B., editor; Hall, Minard L.; Eissen, Jean-Philippe; Wilson, L.
Source:Recent and active volcanism in the Ecuadorian Andes, edited by Jeffrey B. Johnson, Pablo Samaniego, Minard L. Hall, Jean-Luc Le Pennec, Jean-Philippe Eissen and L. Wilson. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 176(1), p.1-6. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISSN: 0377-0273
Publication Date:2008
Note:In English. 76 refs.; geol. sketch maps
Summary:This article provides background information about Ecuador's general volcanic setting, as an introduction to the numerous articles in this Special Issue of the Journal dealing with the many facets of Ecuadorian volcanism. It also provides a brief description of Ecuador's physiography, as well as its geodynamic setting. A comprehensive bibliography is included as a guide to further reading. The Ecuadorian Andes contain at least 20 volcanoes active during the Holocene. Several reach altitudes of 5000+ to 6000 m and are glacier-clad. Eleven have erupted in pre-Columbian and historic times and have greatly affected local populations and caused fatalities. [G.L.B.]
Sections:Petrology
Subsections:Volcanology
Subjects:Cenozoic; Eruptions; Geologic hazards; Magmatism; Monitoring; Nazca Plate; Neogene; Plate tectonics; Pliocene; Quaternary; South American Plate; Tectonics; Tertiary; Upper Pliocene; Volcanic risk; Volcanism; Andes; Carnegie Ridge; East Pacific; Eastern Cordillera; Ecuador; Northern Andes; Pacific Ocean; South America; Western Cordillera; Interandean Valley
Coordinates:S020000 S010000 W0773000 W0790000
Abstract Numbers:08M/3873
Record ID:2009044038
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from CAPCAS, Elsevier Scientific Publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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