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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: dormant (1 out of 5)
Sairecabur volcano books
Typical eruption style: explosive
Sairecabur volcano eruptions:
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 14 Jul
Fri, 14 Jul 01:12 UTCM 2.9 / 108.2 km42 km22 km al N de San Pedro de Atacama
Wed, 5 Jul
Wed, 5 Jul 13:50 UTCM 2.9 / 59 km19 km66 km al E de San Pedro de Atacama
Fri, 16 Jun
Fri, 16 Jun 19:15 UTCM 3.0 / 142.9 km38 km6 km al NO de San Pedro de Atacama
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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