Pular volcano

stratovolcano 6233 m / 20,449 ft
Chile / Argentinien (Norden) + Bolivien, Südamerika, -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 (?)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sun, 20 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
19/06/2021 23:03:40 (20 Jun 2021 02:03:40 GMT)
3.4

164 km
49 km (30 mi)
Departamento de Los Andes, 256 km west of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, Argentina
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
17 Jun 2021 00:30:32 GMT
2.5

2 km
7.6 km (4.7 mi)
Provincia de Antofagasta, 209 km southeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
11 Jun 2021 18:14:11 GMT
3.1

225 km
42 km (26 mi)
Provincia de El Loa, 287 km east of Antofagasta, Chile
Wed, 9 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
9 Jun 2021 16:40:23 GMT
2.7

166 km
25 km (16 mi)
189 km southeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile

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...
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)
The terrace beneath the cathedral of Fira is a popular meeting point, with gorgeous view over the old part of the town, dominated by Agios Minas chapel, and the caldera. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The terrace beneath the cathedral of Fira is a popular meeting point, with gorgeous view over the old part of the town, dominated by Agios Minas chapel, and the caldera. ...
Day 2 - Root vegetables are very popular and easily grown in western Rwanda (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
Day 2 - Root vegetables are very popular and easily grown in western Rwanda (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
 



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