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Huaynaputina Volcano, Peru

From series “Volcanoes and Traps That Changed the Face of the Planet”
Height: 4,850 meters.

Huaynaputina volcano that became known worldwide due to violent eruptions in the early 17th century, is in Peru. The eruption of Huaynaputina is officially considered the strongest in the history of South America. Its effects spread to more than 100 km from the epicenter of volcanic explosions. The main consequence of the eruption became torrents that spread over 120 km and reached the Pacific Ocean.

Huaynaputina Volcano, Peru It is obvious that such a strong eruption caused a climate change. The summer of 1600 all over the world was one of the coldest in the last 500 years. The height of Huaynaputina volcano is 4 850 meters. It is located on the edge of a deep canyon. According to historical records, the eruption of 1600 was a real surprise to local residents. Before that, the volcano didn’t show any signs of activity. During the eruption, Moquegua and Arequipa cities were almost destroyed. They were restored only a hundred years later.

Despite the fact that huge human losses were avoided at the time of the eruption, the effects of the disaster were incredible for the whole world. Mudslides have destroyed only a few small villages and a couple of cities. However, the volcanic winter that began after the eruption took the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Many researchers have linked the terrible famine in Russia in 1601 to the climate change. That year, due to the crop failure and famine, more than 120 000 people died in Russia. Next - Santa Maria Volcano

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Useful staff nearby

Fuel station: 'Servicentro El Gran Chaparral' in 15 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Quebaya' in 24 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Chacalluta International Airport ARI - in 200 km
 »  El Alto International Airport LPB - in 284 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Huaynaputina Volcano

Hotel El Mirador de Moquegua

Located in 64 km from Huaynaputina Volcano
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Rooms: 28
The rooms in Hotel El Mirador de Moquegua feature a private bathroom, minibar, and cable TV. Room service is provided. The 24-hour front desk can … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel El Lago Estelar

Located in 71 km from Huaynaputina Volcano
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Rooms: 52
Guests at El Lago Estelar can play golf at the nearby Arequipa Golf Club. They can also visit the panoramic Misti Volcano, just 30-minutes drive … More: photo, rates and booking
Casa Villa Arequipa

Located in 73 km from Huaynaputina Volcano
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Rooms: 14
Rooms at Casa Villa Arequipa feature flat-screen TV with cable TV and modern bathrooms. All of them have comfortable seating areas. Laundry and room … More: photo, rates and booking
Chez Julie au Pérou

Located in 75 km from Huaynaputina Volcano
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Rooms: 7
Decorated with tiled floors and lively-coloured bedspreads, rooms at Chez Julie au Pérou are veru bright. All of them have private bathrooms. A … More: photo, rates and booking

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