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Infiernillo volcano

volcanic field summit elevation unknown
Central Chile and Argentina, South America, -35.14°S / -69.83°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: effusive
Infiernillo volcano eruptions: 6890 BC ± 40 years (radiocarbon dated)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 5 Jan
Fri, 5 Jan 01:05 UTCM 2.7 / 104.4 km42 km29 km al NE de San Fernando
Mon, 1 Jan
Mon, 1 Jan 22:57 UTCM 2.3 / 123.6 km38 km26 km al E de San Fernando
Thu, 28 Dec
Thu, 28 Dec 08:46 UTCM 2.3 / 16.4 km3 km40 km al N de Termas del Flaco
Sun, 24 Dec
Sun, 24 Dec 14:09 UTCM 3.8 / 13.4 km39 km80 km al E de Termas del Flaco
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Infiernillo ("little hell") is a young basaltic-andesite volcanic field located along the Río Salado in Argentina about 70 km east of the crest of the Andes and NW of the town of Malargüe, 1000 km distance from Buenos Aires.
Volcanism in the field was caused by extensional tectonics resulting in fissure eruptions that produced lava flows that reached to the river. The last eruption occurred about 9000 years ago at the Volcán Hoyo Colorado vent.


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