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Quetrupillan Volcano

Updated: Jul 22, 2024 13:01 GMT -
stratovolcano 2360 m / 7,743 ft
Central Chile and Argentina (South America), -39.5°S / -71.7°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Quetrupillan is a glaciated stratovolcano in central Chile built within a large 7x10 km caldera. The volcano last erupted in 1872.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Quetrupillan volcano eruptions: 1872

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Background

The Quetrupillan stratovolcano is in the center of a group of 3 volcanoes on a traverse fault to the Andean chain. Quetrupillan's lavas contain more silica than its more active neighbors Villarrica and Lanín.
The basaltic scoria cone Huililco lies 12 km NE of Quetrupillan, a rhyolitic lava dome lies on the south flank of the caldera, and the Volcanes de Reyehueico produced basaltic-andesite lava flows 15 km south of the summit caldera. (adapted from: USGS / GVP)

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