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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) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Olca-Paruma volcano eruptions: 1865-67
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 20 Apr
Fri, 20 Apr 12:38 UTCM 2.6 / 117.2 km27 km31 km al S de Mina Collahuasi
Wed, 18 Apr
Wed, 18 Apr 05:59 UTCM 2.9 / 113.4 km33 km53 km al S de Mina Collahuasi
Wed, 11 Apr
Wed, 11 Apr 21:12 UTCM 3.4 / 116.8 km23 km40 km al S de Mina Collahuasi
Wed, 11 Apr 09:48 UTCM 4.5 / 146 km36 kmChile-Bolivia Border Region
Tue, 10 Apr
Tue, 10 Apr 11:10 UTCM 2.8 / 131.7 km7 km30 km al O de Ollagüe
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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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