Laco volcano

Updated: Jul 7, 2022 01:50 GMT - Refresh
Lava dome 5472 m / 17953 ft
Northern Chile, -23.8°S / -67.5°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Laco volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 6, 2022 7:27 pm (GMT -3) (Jul 6, 2022 22:27 GMT)
3.3

230 km
80 km (50 mi)
Jujuy, 50 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 5, 2022 8:11 pm (GMT -3) (Jul 5, 2022 23:11 GMT)
4.4

231 km
48 km (30 mi)
Salta, 191 km west of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Jun 29, 2022 8:45 pm (GMT -3) (Jun 29, 2022 23:45 GMT)
4.3

224 km
55 km (34 mi)
184 km northwest of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, Argentina
Jun 29, 2022 11:30 am (GMT -3) (Jun 29, 2022 14:30 GMT)
4.2

232 km
49 km (30 mi)
Salta, 195 km west of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina
Saturday, June 25, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 25, 2022 5:31 pm (GMT -3) (Jun 25, 2022 20:31 GMT)
4.1

190 km
66 km (41 mi)
Jujuy, 63 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina

Background

Laco is a central dome surrounded by satellite craters, perhaps Pleistocene in age. Radiometric dates range from 2.17 to 1.8 million years (de Silva, 2007 pers. comm.).
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Laco Photos

The area of Torre del Filosofo is no longer safe and we move 500 m westwards, where we can stay for about 15 minutes, before we have to move on further to be outside the range of large bombs. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The area of Torre del Filosofo is no longer safe and we move 500 m westwards, where we can stay for about 15 minutes, before we have to move on further to be outside the ...
 



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