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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) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Sairecabur volcano eruptions:
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 9 Apr
Mon, 9 Apr 17:53 UTCM 4.6 / 135.8 km24 km49 km al N de San Pedro de Atacama
Sun, 8 Apr
Sun, 8 Apr 17:17 UTCM 4.4 / 138 km29 kmNorthern Chile
Sat, 7 Apr
Sat, 7 Apr 12:05 UTCM 2.7 / 147.5 km17 km49 km al N de San Pedro de Atacama
Wed, 28 Mar
Wed, 28 Mar 06:54 UTCM 3.0 / 143 km14 km44 km al NE de San Pedro de Atacama
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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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