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Location  Peru, Ayacucho Region
Mountain range  Andes
Elevation  4,980 m
Parent range  Andes
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Similar  Andagua volcanic field, Cerro del Azufre, Reclus, Cochiquito Volcanic Group, Viedma

Auquihuato (possibly from Quechua, awki: prince, watu: prediction, fortuneteller) is a volcano in the Andes of Peru, 4,980 metres (16,339 ft) high. It is situated in the Ayacucho Region, Paucar del Sara Sara Province, on the border of the districts Colta and Oyolo. Auquihuato lies northeast of Sara Sara volcano.


Map of Awkiwatu, Peru


Auquihuato is surrounded by a Pliocene volcanic plateau, the cone formed on the plateau's southern margin. Sara Sara lies 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest and Firura lies 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) farther east. Auquihuato lies east of the main volcanic arc and is aligned with several other volcanic centres in a northwest-southeast line.


Auquihuato is c. 400 metres (1,300 ft) high and a lava flow extends southward from the cone, reaching a length of 12 kilometres (7.5 mi). The lava flow has a pahoehoe texture. It has well developed levees.


The noticeable lava flow is of Holocene age.

Ground deformation has been observed by InSAR observation, centered 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) southeast of Auquihuato and with a circular shape. The ground deformation may be caused by changes in the pressure within the volcano's magma system, at depths probably exceeding 1 kilometre (0.62 mi).


Auquihuato Wikipedia