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Tacora volcano

estratovolcán 5980 m / 19,619 ft
El norte de Chile, Bolivia y Argentina, América del sur, -17.72°S / -69.77°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Tacora volcano books
Typical eruption style: explosive
Erupciones del volcán Tacora: 1937(?), 1930(?)
Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Sun, 8 Dec 2019
Sun, 8 Dec 07:05 UTCM 3.3 / 139.3 km28 km34 km al NO de Putre (Chile)
Tue, 19 Nov 2019
Tue, 19 Nov 13:07 UTCM 3.6 / 158 km19 kmTarapaca, Chile
Tacora is the northernmost volcano in Chile and located near the Bolivian border. It is a roughly conical andesitic twin volcano tiogether with Chupiquiña volcano to the north.
Reported eruptions in 1930 and 1937 could not be verified by independent sources.
There are many sulfur mines in the saddle between Tacora and Chupiquiña, and hot springs are located on the eastern side of Tacora.

Background:

Tacora volcano is built on top of the Arica Altiplano, which is an ignimbrite platform at ca. 4200 m elevation. The volcano has glaciers down to 5500 m elevation. An explosion crater 300 m below the summit on NW flank.


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