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Nevado de Incahuasi volcano

stratovolcanoes 6621 m / 21,722 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, South America, -27.04°S / -68.28°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Nevado de Incahuasi volcano books
Typical eruption style: explosive
Nevado de Incahuasi volcano eruptions: none in recent times No recent earthquakes
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Nevado de Incahuasi ("House of the Inca" in Quechua) is a complex stratovolcano on the Chile-Argentina border ENE of Nevados Ojos del Salado volcano. It consists of a 3.5 km wide caldera occupied by 2 younger stratovolcanoes and older lava domes.
The youngest stratovolcano has a 1-km-wide crater, and dacitic lava flows radiating down its flanks.
A dacitic lava dome partially fills a crater on the eastern flank of Incahuasi. 4 pyroclastic cones are located 7 km to NE and produced basaltic-andesite lava flows that cover an area of 10 sq km.
(Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information)


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