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Sairecabur volcano

stratovolcano 5971 m / 19,590 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, South America, -22.72°S / -67.89°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Sairecabur volcano eruptions:
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 19 Nov
Mon, 19 Nov 17:31 UTCM 2.8 / 127.9 km16 km35 km al SE de San Pedro de Atacama
Sat, 17 Nov
Sat, 17 Nov 17:09 UTCM 2.8 / 124.5 km37 km15 km al N de San Pedro de Atacama
Thu, 25 Oct
Thu, 25 Oct 07:44 UTCM 3.4 / 14.6 km37 km4 km al NO de San Pedro de Atacama
Wed, 24 Oct
Wed, 24 Oct 23:14 UTCM 4.3 / 133 km29 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
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Sairecábur volcano is a stratovolcano located on the Chile-Bolivia border. It is at the south end of a volcanic group containing at least 10 vents, including 4 major stratovolcanoes: Cerro Sairecabur (5,971 m), Curiquinca (5,722 m) at the NE end, Escalante (5,819 m), and Cerro Colorado (5,728 m) at the NW end.
Sairecabur volcano contains a 4.5 km wide caldera, a crater lake at its summit and young lava flows on its flanks, but there are no historic eruptions. There is an active sulfur mine is on the north side of Sairecábur.
The Receiver Lab Telescope run by Harvard-University is located at 5,525 m on the flank of Sairecábur.


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