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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: 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
Wed, 15 Aug
Wed, 15 Aug 01:01 UTCM 3.0 / 96.7 km101 km47 km al E de Sierra Gorda.
Tue, 14 Aug
Tue, 14 Aug 10:14 UTCM 2.9 / 132.3 km13 km68 km al S de Ollagüe
Tue, 14 Aug 09:03 UTCM 3.6 / 105 km14 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
Sun, 12 Aug
Sun, 12 Aug 23:19 UTCM 2.7 / 118.9 km28 km63 km al NE de Calama
Sat, 11 Aug
Sat, 11 Aug 16:38 UTCM 2.8 / 112.1 km24 km62 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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