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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: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: effusive
Infiernillo volcano eruptions: 6890 BC ± 40 years (radiocarbon dated)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 7 Nov
Tue, 7 Nov 14:43 UTCM 2.6 / 5 km19 km22 km al E de Termas del Flaco
Mon, 6 Nov
Mon, 6 Nov 07:52 UTCM 4.4 / 99 km42 km21 km al SE de San Fernando
Sun, 5 Nov
Sun, 5 Nov 23:32 UTCM 2.8 / 18 km9 km28 km al SO de Termas del Flaco
Fri, 27 Oct
Fri, 27 Oct 22:25 UTCM 3.4 / 122.9 km34 km35 km al S de Rancagua
Sun, 22 Oct
Sun, 22 Oct 13:34 UTCM 2.7 / 112.6 km29 km52 km al SE de Curicó
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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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