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Infiernillo volcano

volcanic field summit elevation unknown
Central Chile and Argentina, South America, -35.14°S / -69.83°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: effusive
Infiernillo volcano eruptions: 6890 BC ± 40 years (radiocarbon dated)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 21 May 2019
Tue, 21 May 21:48 UTCM 3.2 / 110.1 km39 km25 km al SE de Rancagua (Chile)
Fri, 26 Apr 2019
Fri, 26 Apr 16:52 UTCM 2.5 / 108.2 km51 km14 km al SE de San Fernando (Chile)
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Sun, 21 Apr 13:04 UTCM 2.7 / 98.6 km61 km18 km al SO de Rancagua (Chile)
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
Mon, 15 Apr 06:29 UTCM 2.7 / 120.5 km27 km37 km al SE de Rancagua (Chile)
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Infiernillo ("little hell") is a young basaltic-andesite volcanic field located along the Río Salado in Argentina about 70 km east of the crest of the Andes and NW of the town of Malargüe, 1000 km distance from Buenos Aires.
Volcanism in the field was caused by extensional tectonics resulting in fissure eruptions that produced lava flows that reached to the river. The last eruption occurred about 9000 years ago at the Volcán Hoyo Colorado vent.


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