Pular volcano

Updated: Jul 6, 2022 00:40 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcano 6233 m / 20,449 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina (South America), -24.19°S / -68.05°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Pular is a stratovolcano in the Antofagasta Region of northern Chile, NW of the Salar de Pular and 15 km from the border with Argentina. The volcano belongs to a 12-km long chain of several vents and volcanoes, which have erupted extensive lava flows.
A large satellite vent west of the ridge is known as Cerro Pajonales and is probably the youngest vent of the volcanic complex.
Reports of a small explosive eruption in 1990 could not be confirmed as to where it occurred.

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Typical eruption style: effusive
Pular volcano eruptions: 1990 (?)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 5, 2022 9:00 pm (GMT -3) (Jul 6, 2022 00:00 GMT)
3.9

270 km
77 km (48 mi)
JUJUY, ARGENTINA
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 5, 2022 5:00 pm (GMT -3) (Jul 5, 2022 20:00 GMT)
3.0

231 km
43 km (27 mi)
SALTA, ARGENTINA
Monday, July 4, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 4, 2022 11:12 am (GMT -3) (Jul 4, 2022 14:12 GMT)
3.6

215 km
48 km (30 mi)
SALTA, ARGENTINA
Saturday, July 2, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 2, 2022 7:42 am (GMT -3) (Jul 2, 2022 10:42 GMT)
4.4

228 km
74 km (46 mi)
102 Km W of San Antonio De Los Cobres, Argentina

Background

Cerros Pular and Pajonales volcanoes are on the NE and SW end of 12-km-long volcanic ridge that is mostly older than 10,000 years. The volcanoes on the chain have erupted andesitic lava flows that overly older dacitic lava domes.
Many lava lava flows reached the lower flanks of the chain and there are about 10 craters.
(SOurce: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information)

Pular Photos

Agios Nikolaos chapel on Palea Kameni island, one of the two historic volcanic islands in the center of the Santorini caldera (Greece). The sea around the island with its small bays is a popular destination for boat cruises - swimmers enjoy the warm waters of the red iron bay.
The orange stain of the rocks on the shore is the result of iron oxide deposit from an active hydrothermal vent system at the shallow sea floor around the Kameni islands. It releases heated, iron-rich waters and deposits a layer of iron-mud on the sea floor. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Agios Nikolaos chapel on Palea Kameni island, one of the two historic volcanic islands in the center of the Santorini caldera (Greece). The sea around the island with its...
Southern summit of Aragats volcano (3,887 m), a popular hike. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Southern summit of Aragats volcano (3,887 m), a popular hike. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The gorge is a popular backdrop for instagram photos of participants of the wedding celebration. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The gorge is a popular backdrop for instagram photos of participants of the wedding celebration. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
On calmer days and weekends, it is popular for locals to go bathing and sailing here. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
On calmer days and weekends, it is popular for locals to go bathing and sailing here. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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