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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
Mon, 13 Jul
Mon, 13 Jul 12:53 UTCM 3.0 / 144 km23 kmSALTA (Argentina)
Fri, 3 Jul
Fri, 3 Jul 01:10 UTCM 3.3 / 166 km8 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
Wed, 24 Jun
Wed, 24 Jun 23:46 UTCM 3.4 / 196 km12 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
Sat, 23 May
Sat, 23 May 16:22 UTCM 3.4 / 146 km12 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
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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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