Reclus volcano

Updated: Jul 7, 2022 04:04 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcano 1000 m / 3,281 ft
Southern Chile and Argentina (South America), -50.96°S / -73.59°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 10 Mar 2022 (increased number of earthquakes)

Reclus volcano is a stratovolcano located in southern Chile and belongs to the Australandean Volcanic Zone of south Patagonia.
The volcano was first recognized as as a volcano in 1987. It contains a large dacitic cone with a 1 km wide crater.
Reclus Volcano Eruptions

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Reclus volcano eruptions: 1908 ± 1 year, 1879, 1869, 1830 BC
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

Background

Reclus volcano is the source of several Holocene tephra layers in Patagonia. As many as 6 larger explosive eruptions have occurred in the past 3780 years, as they overly a peat layer dated at this age.
The volcano is being actively eroded by the Amalia Glacier, which drains off the Patagonian Icecap. Later work revealed evidence for historical eruptions in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
(GVP volcano information)


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