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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
Sat, 10 Nov
Sat, 10 Nov 16:45 UTCM 2.5 / 20.2 km2 km41 km al NE de Termas del Flaco
Sat, 10 Nov 16:36 UTCM 2.5 / 18.8 km4 km41 km al NE de Termas del Flaco
Mon, 22 Oct
Mon, 22 Oct 01:25 UTCM 3.1 / 94.1 km38 km31 km al E de Curicó
Wed, 17 Oct
Wed, 17 Oct 10:52 UTCM 2.5 / 19.8 km17 km15 km al E de Termas del Flaco
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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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