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Olca-Paruma volcano

stratovolcanoes 5407 m / 17,739 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, South America, -20.93°S / -68.48°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Olca-Paruma volcano eruptions: 1865-67
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sat, 21 Oct
Sat, 21 Oct 06:08 UTCM 2.6 / 129 km13 km28 km al NO de Ollagüe
Sat, 21 Oct 01:24 UTCM 2.6 / 99.6 km31 km26 km al NO de Mina Collahuasi
Mon, 16 Oct
Mon, 16 Oct 01:10 UTCM 2.6 / 114.2 km31 km30 km al S de Mina Collahuasi
Sun, 15 Oct
Sun, 15 Oct 21:52 UTCM 2.6 / 134.4 km6 km27 km al O de Ollagüe
Sat, 14 Oct
Sat, 14 Oct 23:48 UTCM 4.2 / 116 km32 kmTARAPACA, CHILE
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Olca-Paruma volcano is a group of 3 stratovolcanoes forming a 15-km-long E-W ridge along the northern Chile border with Bolivia. There are 3 stratovolcanoes in the complex: Volcán Olca, Cerro Michincha, and Volcán Paruma.
The only known historical activity from the Olca-Paruma complex was a flank eruption between 1865 and 1867 from an excentric flank vent. Since around 1990, volcán Paruma has displayed persistent fumarolic activity.

Background:

The complex contains prominent andesitic-dacitic lava flows extending 5 km north from the active summit crater of Volcán Olca as well as lava flows to the north and west originating from vents farther to the west. Volcán Paruma has erupted fresh-looking lava flows of unknown but likely young age, one of which extends 7 km to the SE.
(Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information)

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