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Acamarachi volcano

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) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: effusive, lava domes
Acamarachi volcano eruptions: none in recent times
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 19 Nov
Mon, 19 Nov 17:31 UTCM 2.8 / 127.9 km16 km35 km al SE de San Pedro de Atacama
Mon, 12 Nov
Mon, 12 Nov 05:28 UTCM 2.7 / 145.2 km20 km8 km al SO de Socaire
Sun, 4 Nov
Sun, 4 Nov 02:46 UTCM 3.4 / 141.4 km17 km29 km al N de Socaire
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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