Cumbal Volcano
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Cumbal Volcano
Cumbal
Volcán Cumbal
Nevado Cumbal 466.JPG
Cumbal in 2011
Highest point
Elevation4,764 m (15,630 ft)
Prominence1,575 m (5,167 ft)
ListingUltra
Coordinates0°56?56?N 77°53?17?W / 0.949°N 77.888°W / 0.949; -77.888Coordinates: 0°56?56?N 77°53?17?W / 0.949°N 77.888°W / 0.949; -77.888
Geography
Cumbal is located in Colombia
Cumbal
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Location of Cumbal in Colombia
LocationColombia
Nudo de los Pastos, Western Ranges
 Andes
Geology
Mountain typeAndesitic stratovolcano
Last eruptionDecember 1926

Cumbal is a stratovolcano of the Caribe Terrane, located at the Nudo de los Pastos in Nariño, Colombia. It is the southernmost historically active volcano of Colombia and is together with Chiles and Azufral one of the few volcanoes of the Western Ranges. The volcano is dominated by andesites.[1]

Plane crash

The volcano was the crash site of TAME Flight 120, which struck one of its sides while in a go-around approach to Tulcán on January 28, 2002. There were no survivors among the 94 occupants.

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See also

References

  1. ^ Plancha 447-447bis, 2003

Bibliography

External links

  • "Cumbal". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.



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