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Cerro Overo

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Cerro Overo is an isolated basaltic maar in northern Chile, located on the lower NE flank of Chiliques volcano, west of the Salar de Aguas Calientes, and 20 km north of Lascar volcano. The fresh morphology suggests a possible Holocene age. It contains a 600-m-wide and 80-m-deep crater. Cerro Overo erupted the least silica-rich volcanic rocks (basalts) found in this part of the Central Andes.
Volcano typemaar normal or dormant
LocationChile
Summit elevation4555 m / 14,944 ft
Cerro Overo volcano eruptionspossibly less than 10,000 years ago
Typical eruption styleexplosive
 

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