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Cerro Overo volcano

maar 4555 m / 14,944 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, South America, -23.52°S / -67.67°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Cerro Overo volcano eruptions: possibly less than 10,000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sat, 15 Apr
Sat, 15 Apr 08:19 UTCM 6.3 / 153 km1 kmChile-Argentina Border Region
Cerro Overo is an isolated basaltic maar in northern Chile, located on the lower NE flank of Chiliques volcano, west of the Salar de Aguas Calientes, and 20 km north of Lascar volcano. The fresh morphology suggests a possible Holocene age. It contains a 600-m-wide and 80-m-deep crater.
Cerro Overo erupted the least silica-rich volcanic rocks (basalts) found in this part of the Central Andes.


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