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Acamarachi volcano

Updated: Jul 4, 2022 17:55 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcano 6046 m / 19,836 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina (South America), -23.3°S / -67.62°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

Acamarachi (also known as Cerro Pili) volcano is a stratovolcano in northern Chile. The andesitic-dacitic volcano has very steep slopes (45 deg angle) and forms the highest peak in this part of the Andes.
The volcano contains a poorly preserved summit crater and a large lava dome on the north flank. There are no known lava flows from Holocene times, suggesting the volcano might be extinct.
The summit crater contains a lake about 10-15 m in diameter, which is possibly the second highest crater lake in the world.
Acamarachi is located very close to Colachi volcano, which is only 6 km NNW, but both volcanoes have independent magma systems.

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Typical eruption style: effusive, lava domes
Acamarachi volcano eruptions: none in recent times
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thursday, June 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 29, 2022 9:54 pm (GMT -3) (Jun 30, 2022 00:54 GMT)

222 km
78 km (48 mi)
Jujuy, 203 km northwest of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, Argentina
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 29, 2022 11:30 am (GMT -3) (Jun 29, 2022 14:30 GMT)

232 km
62 km (39 mi)
Salta, 195 km west of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Jun 21, 2022 6:33 pm (GMT -3) (Jun 21, 2022 21:33 GMT)

228 km
79 km (49 mi)
Jujuy, Argentina, 170 km southwest of Villazon, Modesto Omiste, Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia
Jun 20, 2022 11:25 pm (GMT -3) (Jun 21, 2022 02:25 GMT)

239 km
55 km (34 mi)
Antofagasta, Chile, 204 km southwest of Villazon, Modesto Omiste, Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia

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