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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)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Sairecabur volcano eruptions:
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 23 Nov
Thu, 23 Nov 02:47 UTCM 2.3 / 123.7 km13 km23 km al NE de San Pedro de Atacama
Tue, 7 Nov
Tue, 7 Nov 14:45 UTCM 3.0 / 148 km13 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
Mon, 30 Oct
Mon, 30 Oct 02:03 UTCM 3.4 / 144.1 km21 km59 km al N de San Pedro de Atacama
Thu, 19 Oct
Thu, 19 Oct 16:44 UTCM 3.5 / 116.8 km40 km10 km al S de San Pedro de Atacama
Tue, 17 Oct
Tue, 17 Oct 11:58 UTCM 4.5 / 171 km21 kmChile-Bolivia Border Region
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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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