Cerro el Condor volcano

Updated: Aug 18, 2022 03:50 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcano 6532 m / 21,430 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina (South America), -26.62°S / -68.35°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Cerro el Cóndor is a large stratovolcano located in NW Argentina. it is one of the few larger volcanoes which are completely inside Argentina.
The volcano was built on top of a 2.5-km-wide caldera and contains several ash cones and craters which are aligned on a NNW-SSE trend. There are several lava flows extending up to 10 km east towards the base of Peinado volcano.
There are many satellitic vents, including one on the east flank with a fresh-looking lava flow that traveled 8 km to the east. The young morphology and the pristine summit crater suggest a young, Holocene age for Cerro del Cóndor.

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Typical eruption style: effusive
Cerro el Condor volcano eruptions: unknown, but within the past 10,000 years
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes



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