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Irruputuncu volcano

estratovolcán 5163 m / 16,939 ft
Norte de Chile, Bolivia y Argentina (Sur America), -20.73°S / -68.55°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Irruputuncu is a small stratovolcano in northern Chile on the border with Bolivia. It contains 2 summit craters. A small summit lava dome and fumarolic activity are found at the southern crater which measures about 300 m in diameter.

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Typical eruption style: explosive/effusive
Erupciones del volcán Irruputuncu: 1995
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
Fecha / HoraRevista / Prof.Distancia/Ubicación
sábado, 14 mayo 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
14 may 2022 09:51 (GMT -4) (14 may 2022 13:51 GMT)

87 km
45 km (28 mi)
150 km al sureste de Alto Hospicio, Provincia de Iquique, Tarapacá, Chile
viernes, 13 mayo 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
13 may 2022 08:43 (GMT -4) (13 may 2022 12:43 GMT)

114 km
37 km (23 mi)
Provincia del Tamarugal, Tarapacá, Chile
jueves, 12 mayo 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
12 may 2022 19:38 (GMT -4) (12 may 2022 23:38 GMT)

80 km
29 km (18 mi)
Chile-Bolivia Border Region


Irruputuncu is the youngest and most southerly of a NE-SW-trending chain of volcanoes. It was was constructed within the collapse scarp left by a debris avalanche which removed part of the SW flank less than 10,000 years ago.
Later eruptions have filled much of this scarp and produced thick, viscous lava flows on the western flank.

1995 eruption
A small phreatic eruption occurred on 26 November 1995 and ejected dark ash plumes above the summit. This was the first confirmed historic activity of Irruputuncu volcano.

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