San Pedro vulcano

Aggiornato: 12 ago. 2022 15:00 GMT - Refresh
stratovulcano 6145 m / 20,161 ft
Cile settentrionale, Bolivia e Argentina (Sud America), -21.88°S / -68.4°W
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)

San Pedro volcano in the Atacama desert of northern Chile is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world.
San Pedro volcano is a twin volcano with 2 peaks, San Pedro (the western summit) and the older sister volcano San Pablo (6092 m) in the east.

A large debris avalanche, similar to the one at Mt St Helend in 1980, occurred at San Pedro in the past, and the present-day cone grew within the depression. The debris avalanche deposit is visible on the western lower slopes of San Pedro.
Thick dacitic lava flows with steep-sided fronts cover the upper slopes of San Pedro's cone which has a crater. There is a young-looking scoria cone on the western flank (La Poruña), which erupted an 8 km-long lava flow about 103,000 years ago.
Reports of varying degrees of reliability have recorded a number of eruptions in the past centuries.

Note: a volcano with the same name is at Lake Atitlán in the Guatemalan Highlands, forming the prominent group of San Pedro, Tolimán, and Atitlán volcanoes.

Mostra la mappa interattiva
Stile eruttivo tipico: esplosiva ed effusiva
Eruzioni del vulcano San Pedro: 1960(?), 1938, 1923(?), 1917(?), 1916(?), 1911, 1901, 1891(?), 1877(?), 1870(?)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
Data / oraMag. / Prof.Distanza/Ubicazione
venerdì, 12 agosto 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
12 ago 2022 10:13 (GMT -4) (12 ago 2022 14:13 GMT)
3.8

120 km
31 km (19 mi)
75 km a nord da Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Cile
venerdì, 5 agosto 2022 GMT (2 sismi)
5 ago 2022 03:35 (GMT -4) (5 ago 2022 07:35 GMT)
3.4

116 km
36 km (22 mi)
50 km a nord est da Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Cile
4 ago 2022 20:25 (GMT -4) (5 ago 2022 00:25 GMT)
3.1

112 km
31 km (19 mi)
94 km a nord da Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Cile
giovedì, 4 agosto 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
4 ago 2022 04:19 (GMT -4) (4 ago 2022 08:19 GMT)
3.3

114 km
31 km (19 mi)
76 km a nord da Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Cile
venerdì, 29 luglio 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
29 lug 2022 14:13 (GMT -4) (29 lug 2022 18:13 GMT)
3.2

117 km
28 km (17 mi)
72 km a nord da Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Cile

San Pedro Photos

Atitlán, Toliman, and San Pedro volcanoes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Atitlán, Toliman, and San Pedro volcanoes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Early morning at the shore of Lake Atitlán with Atitlán, Toliman and San Pedro volcanoes in the background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Early morning at the shore of Lake Atitlán with Atitlán, Toliman and San Pedro volcanoes in the background (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lake Atitlán at sunrise with Toliman and Atitlán and San Pedro volcanoes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lake Atitlán at sunrise with Toliman and Atitlán and San Pedro volcanoes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sunrise above the Lake Atitlán with Atitlán, Toliman and San Pedro volcanoes behind (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sunrise above the Lake Atitlán with Atitlán, Toliman and San Pedro volcanoes behind (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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