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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 (?)
Last earthquakes nearby:
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sat, 15 Mar
Sat, 15 Mar 05:09 UTCM 3.6 / 219 km13 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
Thu, 13 Mar
Thu, 13 Mar 15:25 UTCM 3.6 / 216 km5 kmSALTA, ARGENTINA
Mon, 3 Mar
Mon, 3 Mar 10:40 UTCM 3.2 / 202 km13 kmSALTA, ARGENTINA
Thu, 20 Feb
Thu, 20 Feb 07:43 UTCM 2.8 / 164 km31 kmSALTA (Argentina)
Thu, 20 Feb 01:23 UTCM 3.5 / 226 km8 kmSALTA, ARGENTINA
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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.

Background:

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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