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Chao volcano

lava dome 5100 m / 16,732 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, South America, -22.12°S / -68.15°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: effusive
Chao volcano eruptions: None in recent times, possibly within the past 10,000 years No recent earthquakes
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The Chao lava dome in northern Chile near Calama town is one of the largest known lava domes in the world. It measures 14.5 km in length and 350-400 m in height.

Chao Photos:

Chaotic crust left after a fountain has died out. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Chaotic crust left after a fountain has died out. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Chaotic red steam clouds hide the view most of the time. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Chaotic red steam clouds hide the view most of the time. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View into where once Sukameriah village was located, around a valley with lush fields inside and on both banks. Part of the pyroclastic flows traveled through this canyon and covered it with meter-thick chaotic deposits. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View into where once Sukameriah village was located, around a valley with lush fields inside and on both banks. Part of the pyroclastic flows traveled through this canyon...
 


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