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Sierra Nevada volcano

Stratovolcano 2554 m / 8379 ft
Central Chile, -38.58°S / -71.58°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Sierra Nevada volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Sierra Nevada is a late-Pleistocene glaciated stratovolcano with a 7-km-long E-W zone of fissure vents that lies about 15 km NE of Llaima volcano. The age of Sierra Nevada has been considered to be late-Pleistocene (Moreno and Naranjo, 1991) or late-Pleistocene to Holocene (González-Ferrán, 1995). Naranjo (pers. comm., 2004) noted that no eruptions have occurred during the Holocene. The volcano has erupted dominantly andesitic to basaltic lava flows and pyroclastic material and has produced pyroclastic flows and lahars.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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