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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
Sun, 17 Mar 2019
Sun, 17 Mar 08:08 UTCM 2.6 / 102.4 km97 km51 km al E de Sierra Gorda. (Chile)
Sun, 17 Mar 04:45 UTCM 2.5 / 121.5 km31 km57 km al NE de Calama (Chile)
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Wed, 13 Mar 17:07 UTCM 3.7 / 249 km47 kmAntofagasta, Chile
Wed, 13 Mar 10:11 UTCM 3.0 / 123.5 km68 km28 km al N de Calama (Chile)
Tue, 12 Mar 2019
Tue, 12 Mar 20:23 UTCM 3.4 / 132 km30 kmAntofagasta, Chile
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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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