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Miniques volcano

stratovolcano 5910 m / 19,390 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, South America, -23.82°S / -67.77°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Miniques volcano eruptions: probably none within the past 10,000 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 4 Apr
Wed, 4 Apr 19:45 UTCM 3.5 / 148 km13 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
Volcán Miñiques volcano is a large basaltic-andesite to dacitic volcanic complex south of Laguna Miscanti and Laguna Miñiques in northern Chile.
Its summit contains 3 overlapping E-W trending craters, partially filled by lava domes and flows. A prominent lava flow extends northwestward from the summit to the lower flanks and separates Laguna Miñiques from Laguna Miscanti.
Laguna Miscanti is a heart-shaped brackish lake located 8 km north of Miniques Volcano. The lake is part of one of the 7 sectors of the Los Flamencos National Reserve.


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