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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
Wed, 6 Sep
Wed, 6 Sep 13:03 UTCM 3.7 / 122 km38 kmANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
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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