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Pululagua
"Pululagua is a relatively low, forested volcano immediately north of the equator, about 15 km north of Quito. The volcano contains a 5-km-wide summit caldera narrowly breached to the west and partially filled by a group of dacitic lava domes. Older pre-caldera lava domes are found on the eastern, SE, and southern sides of the caldera, with a group of younger pre-caldera lava domes primarily on the eastern side. Four post-caldera domes rises up to 480 m above the caldera floor. Large explosive eruptions producing pyroclastic flows took place during the late Pleistocene and Holocene. Caldera formation took place during a series of eruptions lasting 150-200 years beginning about 2650 radiocarbon years ago. The latest dated eruption occurred from post-caldera lava domes about 1670 years ago and produced lava flows and pyroclastic flows."  -Smithsonian Volcano Archive
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