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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)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
El Tatio volcano eruptions: possibly within the past 10,000 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 11 Dec
Mon, 11 Dec 16:57 UTCM 2.7 / 123.5 km9 km71 km al S de Ollagüe
Sun, 10 Dec
Sun, 10 Dec 14:12 UTCM 4.1 / 101.7 km96 km31 km al S de Calama
Sun, 10 Dec 13:52 UTCM 3.9 / 107.6 km38 km65 km al SO de Ollagüe
Fri, 8 Dec
Fri, 8 Dec 14:17 UTCM 3.1 / 120.1 km17 km53 km al S de Ollagüe
Fri, 8 Dec 03:17 UTCM 2.4 / 112.2 km32 km54 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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