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El Tatio volcano

hydrothermal field 4280 m / 14,042 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, South America, -22.35°S / -68.03°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
El Tatio volcano eruptions: possibly within the past 10,000 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 10 Dec
Mon, 10 Dec 15:00 UTCM 2.9 / 118.5 km24 km61 km al NE de Calama
Mon, 10 Dec 06:31 UTCM 3.9 / 109.6 km43 km42 km al NE de Calama
Sun, 9 Dec
Sun, 9 Dec 23:06 UTCM 4.9 / 129 km2 kmChile-Bolivia Border Region
Sun, 9 Dec 14:27 UTCM 2.9 / 132.6 km28 km52 km al SO de Ollagüe
Thu, 6 Dec
Thu, 6 Dec 19:45 UTCM 2.6 / 110.1 km20 km67 km al NE de Calama
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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.
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.

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