[11], Huaynaputina is in the Omate and Quinistaquillas Districts,[12] which is part of the General Sánchez Cerro Province[13] in the Moquegua Region of southern Peru. [60] The magmas erupted early during the 1600 event (in the first stage of the eruption) appear to have originated from depths of more than 20 km (12 mi);[55] petrological analysis indicates that some magmas came from depths greater than 15–25 km (9–16 mi) and others from shallower depths of about 4–6 km (2.5–3.7 mi). The effects of this eruption and the activity of other volcanoes – namely, large scale flooding – might have induced them to believe that California was an island; this later became one of the most well known cartographic misconceptions of history. [219] In 1601–1603 the eruption led to a famine[262] after crops failed in 1601 and 1602; this is considered to be the worst famine of Russian history and claimed about two million lives, a third of the country's population. [25] Deposits from the 1600 eruption and previous events also crop out within the amphitheatre walls. [236], The Huaynaputina eruption was followed by a drought in what today are the Eastern US and may have hindered the establishment of the colony in Jamestown, Virginia, where mortality from malnutrition was high. [131] Various estimates have been made for the dense rock equivalent of the Huaynaputina eruption, ranging between 4.6 and 11 km3 (1.1 and 2.6 cu mi),[132][125] with a 2019 estimate that accounts for far-flung tephra of 13–14 km3 (3.1–3.4 cu mi). [74] Reportedly, tsunamis occurred during the eruption as well. [116], At first, it was assumed that caldera collapse took place during the 1600 event,[117] as accounts of the eruption stated that the volcano was obliterated to its foundation;[6] later investigation suggested otherwise. [50] The 1600 rocks also contain rhyolite inclusions[49] and a rhyolite matrix. [97], It is possible that the entry of new magma – known as "Dacite 1" – into a magmatic system containing a magma entity known as "Dacite 2" triggered the eruption by pressurizing the system until magma started ascending to the surface. Huaynaputina is a large volcanic crater, lacking an identifiable mountain profile, with an outer stratovolcano and three younger volcanic vents. [51] Phenocrysts include biotite, chalcopyrite, hornblende, ilmenite, magnetite and plagioclase;[51] amphibole, apatite and pyroxene have been reported as well. [41] During the Tertiary, these were overlaid by a total of 300–500 m-thick (0.19–0.31 mi) deposits from the ignimbritic Capillune, Llallahui[8] and Sencca Formations. [240] At that time, flooding also took place in Silver Lake in the Mojave Desert,[241] and Mono Lake rose to the highest level of the last thousand years. Huaynaputina volcano (its name meaning "new volcano") is a small volcano located in southern Peru 26 km south of Ubinas volcano. Huaynaputina erupted in southern Peru on Feb. 19, 1600, driving volcanic mudflows that destroyed villages for many miles around and spewing a huge column of … But the droplets soon fall back to Earth, so the cooling effects last only a year or so. [32] It is likely that the development of the later Huaynaputina volcano within the composite volcano is coincidental,[32] although a similar tectonic stress field controlled the younger vents. [29] These fumaroles produce white emanations and smell of rotten eggs. [205], It is known that volcanic eruptions alter worldwide climate by injecting ash and gases into the atmosphere, which reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the Earth, often causing cold weather and crop failures. Peru's Ubinas volcano began erupting at about dawn last Friday (July 19), spewing ash which has reached areas within a 16-mile (25 kilometers) radius, according to Reuters. View of the crater and part of the nearby valley. Questions? "We knew it was a big eruption, we knew it was a cold year, and that's all we knew," Verosub said. Between these gaps lie volcanic belts: the Northern Volcanic Zone, the Central Volcanic Zone, the Southern Volcanic Zone and the Austral Volcanic Zone. [261] Cooling was also noted in tree rings of the Kola Peninsula. [175] After the eruption, taxes were suspended for years, and indigenous workers were recruited from as far as Lake Titicaca and Cuzco to aid in the reconstruction. Financial support for ScienceDaily comes from advertisements and referral programs, where indicated. [89] The springs have temperatures ranging from 22.8–75.4 °C (73.0–167.7 °F) and contain large amounts of dissolved salts. [128] For comparison, another large Holocene eruption in the Central Andes[129] which exceeded Huaynaputina's in size,[130] the eruption of Cerro Blanco in Argentina about 2,300 ± 60 BCE, erupted a bulk volume of 110 km3 (26 cu mi) of rock, equivalent to a volcanic explosivity index of 7. [39], The basement underneath Huaynaputina is formed by almost 2-kilometre-thick (1.2 mi) sediments and volcanic intrusions of Paleozoic to Mesozoic age[32] including the Yura Group[40] as well as the Cretaceous Matalaque Formation of volcanic origin. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080423135236.htm (accessed December 21, 2020). It has no prominent topographic expression and lies within a 2.5-km-wide (1.5 miles) depression formed by edifice collapse and further excavated by glaciers within an older edifice of Tertiary-to-Pleistocene age. [98] The eruption cloud darkened the sky, obscuring the sun and the stars. [109] Much of the excavation of the conduit took place during this stage. [213] A further cold winter occurred in 1602–1603 in Ireland. Volcano Huaynaputina (Wayna Putina) Huanaputina lies in Southern Peru, 80 kilometres of Arequipa. [30] A fourth vent lies on the southern slope of the composite volcano outside of the amphitheatre[2] and has been described as a maar. It was the site of the largest historical eruption in South America, which occurred in 1600 and erupted an estimated 30 cubic km of dacitic tephra, including ash fall and pyroclastic flow deposits. Huaynaputina (/waɪnəpʊˈtiːnə/ WY-nə-puu-TEE-nə; Spanish: [wajnapuˈtina]) is a stratovolcano in a volcanic upland in southern Peru. [27], One of these funnel-shaped vents[28] is a 70-metre (230 ft) trough that cuts into the amphitheatre, which appears to be a remnant of a fissure vent. [57] A change in the composition of the erupted rocks occurred, with the "Dacite 1" geochemical suite being increasingly modified by the "Dacite 2" geochemical suite that became dominant during the third stage. Disease outbreaks occurred afterwards. [2] The lava dome Cerro El Volcán [36] and another small lava dome, Cerro Las Chilcas,[37] lie 3 km (1.9 mi) south from Huaynaputina. [70] The first event also deposited tephra in Laguna Salinas north of Huaynaputina and produced a block-and-ash flow to its south. [252] Scotland saw the failure of barley and oat crops in 1602 and a plague outbreak during the preceding year,[253] and in Italy silk prices rose due to a decline in silk production in the peninsula. Human death toll Volcano Location Year Source(s) 71,000 to 250,100+ (regarded as having caused the Year Without a Summer, creating famines and epidemics across the Northern Hemisphere) : Mount Tambora: Indonesia: 1815: 36,000+ Most of these deaths were not attributed to the eruption itself, but to the tsunami generated by it. [280], About 30,000 people live in the immediate area of Huaynaputina today, although over 69,000 and 1,008,000 live in the nearby cities of Moquegua and Arequipa, respectively. [246] This social unrest eventually led to a change in the ruling dynasty and interventions from Sweden and Poland. Recorded as the largest volcanic explosion in South America, it saw a … The name Huaynaputina was given to the volcano after its 1600 eruption;[2] it is also spelled Huayna Putina or Guagua Putina. [173] The Arequipa and Moquegua areas were depopulated by epidemics and famine;[169] recovery only began towards the end of the 16th century. [198] In Antarctica the sulfur yield was estimated to be about one-third that of the 1815 Tambora eruption, although the climate impact in the northern Hemisphere might have been aggravated by the distribution of the aerosols;[200] at one Antarctic site the Huaynaputina sulfate layer is thicker than the one from Tambora. [116] One of the lost sites, Estagagache, has been deemed the "Pompeii of Peru". The summit elevation is 4850 m or 15,912 ft. A subduction zone forms at convergent plate tectonic plate boundaries where one plate is forced down into the mantle. If Huaynaputina underwent a similar eruption to its 1600 event, it would likely lead to a significantly higher death toll and cause substantial socioeconomic disruption. [199] The Huaynaputina eruption was probably unusually rich in sulfur compared to its volume. [266], Unusually narrow or entirely missing tree rings formed in 1601 in trees close to Khövsgöl Nuur lake,[272] and tree ring records show decreased temperatures in Taiwan. [168] Flooding ensued when volcanic dams in the Río Tambo broke,[79] and debris[169] and lahars reached the Pacific Ocean 120[1]–130 km (75–81 mi) away. [43] Other extinct volcanoes in the area have similar amphitheatre structures. Floods, famines and cold waves resulted in numerous places. [29], Recently emplaced, postglacial dacite bodies occur in the Huaynaputina area,[2] some of which probably formed shortly before the 1600 eruption. [44] The volcanic rocks produced by these volcanoes have similar compositions,[8] and recent seismic and volcanic activity at Ubinas and Ticsani indicate that they share a magma reservoir. The Huaynaputina eruption in 1600 and its cultural dimensions 1. This weakened the Ottoman Empire just as it was conducting the Long Turkish War and appears to have contributed to the onset of the Celali rebellions in Anatolia. [234] Noticeable cooling has been inferred for the Western US from tree ring data. [120] Evacuation of the area directly around the volcano would be difficult owing to the poor state of the roads, and the tephra fallout would impact much of Peru's economy. [177], Historians' writings about conditions in Arequipa tell of religious processions seeking to soothe the divine anger,[161] people praying all day and those who had lost faith in the church resorting to magic spells as the eruption was underway,[112] while in Moquegua children were reportedly running around and women screaming. [106] The ash deposits from the eruption are visible to this day,[136] and several archeological sites are preserved under them. Materials provided by University of California - Davis. During the Holocene, Huaynaputina has erupted several times, including on 19 February 1600 – the largest ever recorded in South America. [244] Climate impacts were also reported from Croatia. [188] On the other hand, mythology held that the lack of sacrifices had upset the devil who had sent a large snake[b] named chipiroque or pichiniqui to announce "horrifying storms"[189][77] – which eventually ended up killing the natives anyway. Global Impacts of the 1600 Eruption of Peru's Huaynaputina Volcano. The human impacts of the 1815 eruption of Tambora volcano in eastern Indonesia are well known. [11] Other volcanoes may have erupted alongside Huaynaputina and also contributed to the weather anomalies;[208] a number of large volcanic eruptions took place in the decades preceding[209] and following the Huaynaputina eruption. [126] Stratigraphically, the eruption deposits have been subdivided into five formations. [281] The towns of Calacoa, Omate, Puquina and Quinistaquillas and others would be threatened in case of renewed eruptions. Acid layers in ice cores from Antarctica and Greenland have been attributed to Huaynaputina, and their discovery led to initial discussion about whether the 1600 eruption had major effects on Earth's climate. [279] On the other hand, temperatures were not unusually cold in Nepal. It has no prominent topographic expression and lies within a 2.5-km-wide depression formed by edifice collapse and further excavated by glaciers within an older edifice of Tertiary-to-Pleistocene age. Huaynaputina, Peru . [22], In the third stage, Vulcanian eruptions took place at Huaynaputina and deposited another ash layer, which is thinner than that produced by the first stage eruption and appears to be partly of phreatomagmatic origin. New insights from an indigenous chronicle (Cusco, Peru)", "Little Ice Age climate reconstruction from ensemble reanalysis of Alpine glacier fluctuations", "The 1257 Samalas eruption (Lombok, Indonesia): the single greatest stratospheric gas release of the Common Era", "Antarctic volcanic flux ratios from Law Dome ice cores", "On the Role of Climate Forcing by Volcanic Sulphate and Volcanic Ash", "Increased Perchlorate in the Environment Following the 1600 C.E. The eruption would have decreased the atmospheric water content and thus strength of the monsoonal moisture transport towards the plateau. [8] A cattle-grazing footpath leads from Quinistaquillas to the volcano,[12] and it is possible to approach the volcano over surrounding ash plains. The noise of the eruption was perceived as resembling artillery fire. ScienceDaily, 25 April 2008. [264], Chronicles during the reign of Emperor Wanli[265] from northern China mention severe frosts in 1601 and frequently cold weather, including snowfall in Huai'an County[193] and Hebei and severe frost in Gansu,[266] Shanxi and Hebei during summer. Huaynaputina volcano (its name meaning "new volcano") is a small volcano located in southern Peru 26 km south of Ubinas volcano. [202], The eruption had a noticeable impact on growth conditions in the Northern Hemisphere, which were the worst of the last 600 years,[2] with summers being on average 0.8 °C (1.4 °F) colder than the mean. [267] Reports of snowfall and unusual cold also came from the Yangtze River valley,[271] and summer in the Anhui, Shanghai and Zhejiang provinces began unusually with cold and snowy weather and then became hot. Volcanic Eruption Of 1600 Caused Global Disruption. [267] The cold snap was apparently limited to 1601, as there are no reports of extremely cold weather in the subsequent years. [9] Most volcanoes of the Central Volcanic Zone are large composite volcanoes that can remain active over the span of several million years,[10] but there are also conical stratovolcanoes with shorter lifespans. In Andean mythology, earth motions are often associated with snakes. ScienceDaily. [193] A darkened lunar eclipse described by observers in Graz, Austria, in 1601 may have been the consequence of the Huaynaputina aerosols.[192]. [2] The Río Tambo eventually flows southwestward into the Pacific Ocean. [23] When the dams failed, the lakes released hot water with floating pumice and debris down the Río Tambo. [237] In addition, the eruption may have contributed to the disappearance of the Monongahela culture from North America, along with other climate phenomena linked to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. [85], Hot springs occur in the region and some of these have been associated with Huaynaputina;[86] these include Candagua[87] and Palcamayo northeast,[88] Agua Blanca and Cerro Reventado southeast from the volcano on the Río Tambo and Ullucan almost due west. [270], Weather was anomalous in southern China as well, with 1601 seeing a hot autumn and a cold summer and abrupt snowfall. [256] It is likely that the 1601 crop failure was among the worst in Finland's history,[257] and it led to changes in the social structure of Ostrobothnia. [180], News of the event was propagated throughout the American colonies,[181] and both Christians and native people of Peru interpreted the eruption in religious context. [79][80], In 1962, there were reportedly no fumaroles within the amphitheatre,[81] though fumaroles occur in the amphitheatre close to the three vents. Some tributary valleys join the Río Tambo from Huaynaputina; clockwise from the east these are the Quebradas Huaynaputina, Quebrada Tortoral, Quebrada Aguas Blancas and Quebrada del Volcán. [19] It is about 70-metre (230 ft) wide and 30-metre (98 ft) deep and appears to have formed during a phreatomagmatic eruption. [38], There are about 400 Pliocene–Quaternary volcanoes in Peru,[12] with Quaternary activity limited to the southern part of the country,[9] which is part of the Central Volcanic Zone. The amphitheatre which contains the Huaynaputina vents formed probably not as a caldera but either a glacial cirque,[32] a sector collapse scar[66] or another kind of structure that was altered by fluvial and glacial erosion. [146] The ash layer, which may have reached as far as[147] East Rongbuk Glacier at Mount Everest in the Himalaya,[148] has also been used as a tephrochronological marker in Greenland[149] and Antarctic ice cores,[150][151] and proposals have been made to use it as a marker for the onset of the Anthropocene. [206] The Huaynaputina eruption[126] decreased the amount on solar energy reaching Earth by about 1.94 W/m2. [263], Before the Huaynaputina eruption in 1591–1596, severe droughts in Anatolia caused harvest failures. It was the site of the largest historical eruption in South America, which occurred in 1600 and erupted an estimated 30 cubic km of dacitic tephra, including ash fall and pyroclastic flow deposits. eties also far away from the place where the eruption oc - curred. [219] A global cooling period associated with the Huaynaputina eruption as well as eruptions of Mount Etna and Quilotoa[239] may have forced storm tracks and the jet stream south, causing floods in the Southwestern United States. [250], The winter of 1601 was extremely cold in Estonia,[219] Ireland,[251] Latvia and Switzerland,[219] and the ice in the harbour of Riga broke up late. [35], The terrain west of the volcano is a high plateau[2] at an elevation of about 4,600 m (15,100 ft);[22] north of Huaynaputina the plateau features the volcano Ubinas and the depression of Laguna Salinas,[7] while the peaks Cerro El Volcán and Cerro Chen are situated south of it. Part of the Central Volcanic Zone of the Andean Volcanic Belt, it is the product of the subduction of the oceanic Nazca tectonic plate beneath the continental part of the South American tectonic plate. [167] The Spaniards interpreted the event as a divine punishment, while native people interpreted it as a deity fighting against the Spanish invaders;[182] one myth states that Omate volcano (Huaynaputina) wanted the assistance of Arequipa volcano (probably El Misti) to destroy the Spaniards but the latter could not, claiming that he was Christian now, and so Huaynaputina proceeded alone. [183] El Misti had erupted less than two centuries before,[184] and local populations were further concerned that after Huaynaputina, El Misti might erupt next. [152], The eruption had a devastating impact on the region. [18], The vents of Huaynaputina trend from the north-northwest to the south-southeast, and encompass the neighbouring volcanoes Ubinas and Ticsani. Precipitation averages 154.8 millimetres per year (6.09 in/year), falling mainly during a summer wet season between December and March. [96] Priests observed and recorded the eruption from Arequipa,[16] and the friar Antonio Vázquez de Espinosa wrote a second-hand account of the eruption based on a witness's report from Arequipa. [192] In Sweden, harvest failures are recorded between 1601–1603,[255] with a rainy spring in 1601 reportedly leading to famine. Vegetation has grown at their vents. [92] The duration of the eruption is not well constrained but may have lasted up to 12–19 hours. [10], The oceanic Nazca tectonic plate is subducting at a rate of 10.3 centimetres per year (4.1 in/year) beneath the continental part of the South American tectonic plate; this process is responsible for volcanic activity and the uplift of the Andes mountains and Altiplano plateau. Huaynaputina volcano (its name meaning "new volcano") is a small volcano located in southern Peru 26 km south of Ubinas volcano. The economy of southern Peru was severely disrupted and did … [52] Aside from new volcanic rocks, Huaynaputina in 1600 also erupted material that is derived from rocks underlying the volcano, including sediments[53] and older volcanic rocks, both of which were hydrothermally altered. [60], The rocks had a temperature of about 780–815 °C (1,436–1,499 °F) when they were erupted,[61] with the "Dacite 1" being hotter than the "Dacite 2". [12], There is little human activity in the nearby area. Some reports of late ash falls may be due to wind-transported ash, and there are no deposits fro… [244] Tree ring analysis suggested cooling in Greece,[245] Lapland (Finland),[246] the Pyrenees[247] and central Spain, the Swiss Alps[126] and Switzerland (in 1600) more generally,[248] where reconstructed winter temperatures were the lowest of 1525–1860. [67] Cerro Las Chilcas also predates the 1600 eruption[20] and appears to be the earliest volcanic centre in the area. [244] Anomalous weather conditions relating to the 1600 eruption, possibly under additional solar influence, have been noted in sediment cores from peat bogs in England and Denmark. [246], The summer 1601 was wet,[244] and the winter 1601–1602 was severe. The 16 day eruption of Huaynaputina volcano in 1600 was the largest historical eruption in South America, and one of the largest in the world in the past 1000 years. The volcano lies in a remote region, where there is little human activity. [20] The scale of the eruption and of its climate impact have been determined thanks to information from historical records, tree ring data, the position of glaciers, the thickness of speleothems and ice, plant flowering times, wine harvests and coral growth. The eruption had significant effects on Earth's climate; temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere decreased, and millions of tons of acid were deposited. Urb. [17], A large amount of sulfur appears to have been carried in a volatile phase associated with the magma rather than in the magma proper. [187], Reportedly, in November 1599 a Jesuit named Alonzo Ruiz had announced in Arequipa that divine punishment would strike the natives for continuing to worship their gods and the Spaniards for poor habits. [122], The local population fled during the eruption[162][163] and wild animals sought refuge in the city of Arequipa. [64], After the Miocene, the Pastillo volcanic complex developed in the form of half-a-kilometre-thick (0.3 mi) andesitic rocks; the ancestral composite volcano that holds Huaynaputina is part of the Pastillo volcanic complex[65] and appears to be of Miocene to Pleistocene age. Still, there are about 30,000 people living in the surrounding area, with another 1 million in the Arequipa metropolitan area. VOLUME 89 NUMBER 15 8 APRIL 2008 EOS, TRANSACTIONS, AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION PAGES 141–148 Global Impacts of the 1600 Eruption of Peru’s Huaynaputina Volcano Witter and Self The human impacts of the 1815 eruption of Tambora volcano in eastern Indonesia [46] A 40-by-60-kilometre (25 mi × 37 mi) magma reservoir may underpin this volcanic system. Huaynaputina is a relatively inconspicuous volcano that was the source of one of the largest historical eruptions of the central Andes in 1600. The name Huaynaputina was given to the volcano after its 1600 eruption and is also spelled Huayna Putina or Guagua Putina. Still, there are about 30,000 people living in the surrounding area, with another 800,000 in Arequipa. There are reports that a sacrificial offering was underway at the volcano a few days before the eruption. [62] Their formation may have been stimulated by the entry of mafic magmas into the magmatic system;[57] such an entry of new magma in a volcanic system is often the trigger for explosive eruptions. [242] Colder temperatures may have contributed to the flooding in Silver Lake, as they would have reduced evaporation. [229], Thin tree rings and frost rings[d] have been found in trees of what today are the Northeastern[230] and Western United States[192] such as in Montana,[231] and correlate to the Huaynaputina eruption. [202], Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations in 1610 decreased for reasons unknown; high mortality in the Americas after the European arrival may be the reason, but this decrease could have been at least in part the consequence of the Huaynaputina eruption. [43] This might reflect either the regional tectonics or the absence of a shallow magma chamber, which prevented the collapse of the chamber from reaching the surface;[57] most of the magma erupted in 1600 originated at 20 km (12 mi) of depth. [170] Reportedly, fish were killed by the flood in the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the river. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ScienceDaily, its staff, its contributors, or its partners. A second vent appears to have been about 400-metre (1,300 ft) wide before the development of a third vent, which has mostly obscured the first two. The 1600 eruption of Huaynaputina in Peru had a global impact on human society, according to a new study of contemporary records by geologists at UC Davis. This view is from the east into a 2.5-km-wide complex caldera that is breached widely to the east. This is the case of the 1600 AD eruption of the Huaynaputina volcano that is considered the most ex-plosive eruption recorded in the Andes, in the last five hundred years of history [Thouret et al., 2002]. [2] Ubinas is a typical stratovolcano while Ticsani resembles Huaynaputina in structure. [64] Additionally, part of the northern flank of the amphitheatre collapsed during the eruption,[25] with some of the debris falling into the Río Tambo canyon. [76] In Arequipa, a new patron saint, San Genaro,[a] was named following the eruption and veneration of Martha – who was believed to have power over earthquakes – increased; she became the city's sole patron saint in 1693. Occasionally the flows that reached the Pacific Ocean have been described as pyroclastic flows. [16] The rising magma appears to have intercepted an older hydrothermal system[98] that existed down to depths of about 3 km (1.9 mi) below the vents,[100] parts of which were expelled during the eruption. [126] Famine ensued there and in Denmark and Norway during 1602–1603 as well. Huaynaputina Volcano, Peru Huaynaputina is a relatively inconspicuous volcano that was the source of one of the largest historical eruptions of the central Andes in 1600 AD. [99], After a hiatus the volcano began erupting pyroclastic flows, which were mostly constrained by the topography and were erupted in various stages interrupted by ash fall that extended to larger distances. [232], Sebastián Vizcaíno and Juan de Oñate visited the US west coast and the Colorado River Delta in the years following the Huaynaputina eruption. [99] The first Plinian event lasted for about 20 hours[102] and formed 18–23-metre-thick (59–75 ft) pumice deposits close to the vent. [33] These dykes and a dacitic lava dome of similar composition were formed before the 1600 eruption. As a result, natives and Franciscan friars reached the summit of that volcano and threw relics of saints into its crater. [259], Ice cores in the Russian Altai Mountains noted a strong cooling around 1601,[260] with tree ring data also recording a cooling of 3.5 °C (6.3 °F). [74], However, the last eruption may have preceded 1600 by several centuries, seeing as native people reportedly offered sacrifices to the mountain[75] such as birds, personal clothing and sheep,[76] although it is known that non-volcanic mountains were also offered sacrifices in southern Peru. [9] In the Central Volcanic Zone, large explosive eruptions with volcanic explosivity index of 6+ occur on average every 2,000 to 4,000 years. It wiped out vegetation, buried the surrounding area with 2 metres (6.6 ft) of volcanic rock and damaged infrastructure and economic resources. The volcano has no prominent topographic expression. [134] The deposition of the tephra was influenced by topography[135] and wind changes during the eruption, which led to changes in the fallout pattern. Peru has declared a state of emergency in the area around the volcano, with further moderate explosions expected. [111] The deposits permanently altered the course of the river. Its name translates as ‘new volcano’ and this huge, irregular crater, 2.5 km (1.5 mi) in diameter, has been formed over time from stratified layers of lava and other deposits. [258] 1601 was called a "green year" in Sweden and a "straw year" or "year of extensive frosts" in Finland. [17] Andesite has also been found at Huaynaputina. The event ended on 6 March with ash fall; the air was clear of ash from the eruption on 2 April 1600. News Ubinas volcano in Peru erupts, spreading ash through the south. This peak was the site of South America's largest volcanic eruption in recorded history. [8] Volcanic activity does not occur along the entire length of the Andes; where subduction is shallow, there are gaps with little volcanic activity. It is the largest volcanic eruption recorded in the South American history! Huaynaputina is a strato-volcano situated in the Andes range in the south of Peru and is part of the infamous Pacific Ring of Fire. [22] Vegetation in the area of Huaynaputina is scarce, and on the pumice deposits from the 1600 eruption it only occurs during the wet season. [284], In 2010,[285] earthquake activity and noises from Huaynaputina alerted the local population and led to a volcanological investigation. [235] In addition, weather in the Arctic Archipelago of Canada was unusually wet. [291], Between 4,000–5,000 metres (13,000–16,000 ft) in elevation mean temperatures are about 6 °C (43 °F) with cold nights,[292] while at Omate, mean temperatures reach 15 °C (59 °F) with little seasonal variation. The eruption is known to have put a large amount of sulfur into the atmosphere, and tree ring studies show that 1601 was a cold year, but no one had looked at the agricultural and social impacts, said Ken Verosub, professor of geology at UC Davis. 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