El Tatio volcano
hydrothermal field 4280 m / 14,042 ft
Chile / Argentinien (Norden) + Bolivien, Südamerika, -22.35°S / -68.03°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)
El Tatio is one of the most impressive thermal areas of the Andes. The geothermal field is located in northern Chile within a depression east of a chain of older volcanoes, Cerro Deslinde, Cerro Volcán, Cerros del Tatio, and Volcán Tatio.
Typical eruption style
The Hoyada de Los Geisers del Tatio geothermal field covers 30 sq km and contains 85 fumaroles and solfataras, 62 hot springs, 40 geysers, 5 mud volcanoes, and extensive sinter terraces. It is the world's third largest geyser field and the largest geothermal area in the southern hemisphere.
It has been tried to install geothermal energy plants, but the remoteness of the area and difficulty in providing infrastructure prohibited its development.
El Tatio volcano eruptions
: none within the past 10,000 years
Latest nearby earthquakes
No recent earthquakes
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