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Tacora volcan

stratovolcan 5980 m / 19,619 ft
Chile / Argentine (nord) + Bolivie, South America, -17.72°S / -69.77°W
Condition actuelle: normal / en sommeil (1 sur 5)

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.

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Style éruptif tipique: explosive
Eruptions du volcan Tacora: 1937(?), 1930(?)

Latest nearby earthquakes

HeureMag. / ProfondeurDistanceLieu
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 (GMT) (2 séismes)
19 Apr 3:31 pm (GMT -5) (19 Apr 2021 20:31:50 GMT)
4.0

94 km - Plus
107 kmJorge Basadre, Région de Tacna, 48 km au sud de Moquegua, Pérou
18 Apr 7:27 pm (GMT -5) (19 Apr 2021 00:27:34 GMT)
4.8

10 km - Plus
66 km25 km au nord-ouest de Tacna, Pérou

Introduction

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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