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Antofalla volcano

Stratovolcano(es) 6409 m / 21027 ft
Argentina, -25.55°S / -67.92°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Antofalla volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Volcán Antofalla is a 6409-m-high Argentinian stratovolcano west of the Salar de Antofalla. The andesitic-to-rhyolitic main edifice is surrounded by a circular ring of smaller satellitic stratovolcanoes. Sapper (1917) reported "smoke" clouds from Volcán Antofalla in 1901 and 1911, but detailed study showed that its youngest rocks were erupted during the early Pleistocene (Richards et al., 2006). Younger small-volume monogenetic volcanism took place on the SW and western flanks later in the Pleistocene.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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