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Caichinque volcano

stratovolcano 4450 m / 14,600 feet
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, South America, -23.95°S / -67.73°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Caichinque volcano eruptions: none in recent times
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 12 Nov
Mon, 12 Nov 05:28 UTCM 2.7 / 145.2 km20 km8 km al SO de Socaire
Fri, 2 Nov
Fri, 2 Nov 20:37 UTCM 4.6 / 235 km39 km75 km al SE de Socaire
Caichinque volcano is a relatively small volcanic complex in northern Chile. It devides Salar Capur from Salar Talar. There are more than 6 vents that have erupted andesitic-to-dacitic lava flows. The youngest of these are found on the NE and SE sides of the Cainque stratovolcano, including one that traveled 6 km to the east and formed 2 lobes into the Salar Talar. The age of the flows is unknown and estimated between pre-historical times and Pleistocene.


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