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Melimoyu

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Melimoyu is an active stratovolcano in southern Chile, 40 km NW of the town of Puyuhuapi and 135 km south of Chaiten volcano. The volcano has an 8 km wide ice-filled caldera, which is largely filled by a younger edifice and is drained by a glacier flowing through a gap in the NE caldera rim. The basaltic-andesite volcano is elongated 10 km in an E-W direction and has several cinder cones and a 1 km wide summit crater. Two large explosive eruptions have been identified at Melimoyu volcano from tephra layers (MEL-1 and MEL-2) and been dated to ca. 1800 and 2800 years ago.
Volcano typestratovolcano normal or dormant
LocationChile
Summit elevation2400 m / 7,874 ft
Melimoyu volcano eruptions200 AD ± 75 years, 820 BC ± 100 years (radiocarbon dated)
Typical eruption styleexplosive
 

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