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Nuevo Mundo volcano

lava domes 5438 m / 17,841 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, South America, -19.78°S / -66.48°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Nuevo Mundo volcano books
Typical eruption style: effusive and explosive
Nuevo Mundo volcano eruptions: ca. 10,000 years ago (?)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 7 May 2019
Tue, 7 May 13:04 UTCM 4.0 / 243 km30 kmSouthern Bolivia
Nuevo Mundo volcano is a complex of silicic lava domes and flows in western Bolivia between Potosí and Uyuni.
The biggest eruption from Nuevo Mundo was a plinian eruption that deposited ash 200 km east of the volcano, where it can be found at the famous Bolivian mining center of Potosí.
Nuevo Mundo was considered to be about 10,000 years old. It is the youngest volcano in the vast Los Frailes ignimbrite plateau in the eastern Cordillera of Bolivia.

Background:

The Nuevo Mundo silicic lava dome and flow complex is capped by pumice cones. Two viscous dacitic lava flows were erupted along a N-S fault and were associated with block-and-ash flows to the east.
(Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information)


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