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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
Sun, 13 Jan
Sun, 13 Jan 08:36 UTCM 3.5 / 10 km69 kmMENDOZA, ARGENTINA
Wed, 2 Jan
Wed, 2 Jan 18:59 UTCM 3.5 / 120.4 km32 km32 km al E de San Fernando
Mon, 24 Dec
Mon, 24 Dec 20:53 UTCM 2.9 / 5 km2 km42 km al NE de Termas del Flaco
Thu, 20 Dec
Thu, 20 Dec 13:28 UTCM 2.8 / 17 km16 km61 km al NE de Termas del Flaco
Thu, 20 Dec 13:01 UTCM 2.9 / 16.5 km20 km60 km al NE 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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