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Pular volcano

stratovolcano 6233 m / 20,449 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, South America, -24.19°S / -68.05°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Typical eruption style: effusive
Pular volcano eruptions: 1990 (?)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 9 Nov
Sun, 9 Nov 08:15 UTCM 3.0 / 165 km23 kmSALTA (Argentina)
Wed, 5 Nov
Wed, 5 Nov 14:57 UTCM 3.9 / 218.2 km7 km42 km al S de Socaire
Fri, 24 Oct
Fri, 24 Oct 09:40 UTCM 3.9 / 208.8 km6 km37 km al SE de Socaire
Mon, 13 Oct
Mon, 13 Oct 03:22 UTCM 3.8 / 191.1 km10 km66 km al S de Socaire
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Pular is a stratovolcano in the Antofagasta Region of northern Chile, NW of the Salar de Pular and 15 km from the border with Argentina. The volcano belongs to a 12-km long chain of several vents and volcanoes, which have erupted extensive lava flows.
A large satellite vent west of the ridge is known as Cerro Pajonales and is probably the youngest vent of the volcanic complex.
Reports of a small explosive eruption in 1990 could not be confirmed as to where it occurred.


Cerros Pular and Pajonales volcanoes are on the NE and SW end of 12-km-long volcanic ridge that is mostly older than 10,000 years. The volcanoes on the chain have erupted andesitic lava flows that overly older dacitic lava domes.
Many lava lava flows reached the lower flanks of the chain and there are about 10 craters.
(SOurce: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information)

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