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Laguna Jayu Khota volcano

maar 3650? m / 11,975 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, South America, -19.45°S / -67.42°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)
Laguna Jayu Khota volcano books
Typical eruption style: explosive
Laguna Jayu Khota volcano eruptions: unknown, within the past 10,000 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 1 Jan
Mon, 1 Jan 10:02 UTCM 4.5 / 221 km27 kmSouthern Bolivia
Laguna Jayu Khota is a group of 2 young maars (Jayu Khota and Nekhe Khota to the NE) in the Central Altiplano of Bolivia, north of Salar de Uyuni and east of Salar de Coipasa. It was originally believed that they were meteorite impact craters.

Background:

The eruptions forming the maars produced basaltic-trachyandesite pyroclastic deposits containing granitic xenoliths.
The maars lie along a transverse lineament; the alkali basaltic cone of Chiar Kkollu is located nearby where this lineament intersects the regional trend. (Source: Smithsonian / GVP)


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