Imbabura Volcano

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Imbabura
Imbabura Volcano, Ecuador.jpg
Imbabura, with sugarcane fields in the foreground.
Highest point
Elevation4,630 m (15,190 ft)
Prominence1,519 m (4,984 ft)
ListingUltra
Coordinates0°15′29″N 78°10′47″W / 0.25806°N 78.17972°W / 0.25806; -78.17972Coordinates: 0°15′29″N 78°10′47″W / 0.25806°N 78.17972°W / 0.25806; -78.17972
Geography
Imbabura is located in Ecuador
Imbabura
Imbabura
Ecuador
LocationImbabura Province, Ecuador
Parent rangeAndes
Geology
Mountain typeInactive stratovolcano
Last eruption5550 BCE ± 500 years

Imbabura is an inactive stratovolcano in northern Ecuador. It has not erupted for at least 14,000 years, it is not thought to be extinct. Imbabura is capped with snow and has no permanent glaciers.

It is covered in volcanic ash. Maize, sugarcane, and beans are all crops of the region. Cattle are also an important commodity.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Imbabura" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2006-03-16.