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San José volcano

stratovolcano 5856 m / 19,212 ft
Central Chile and Argentina, South America, -33.78°S / -69.9°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
San José volcano eruptions: 960, 1959, 1895-97, 1889-90, 1881, 1822-38
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 17 Apr
Tue, 17 Apr 01:49 UTCM 3.9 / 112.7 km34 km11 km al E de San José de Maipo
Thu, 12 Apr
Thu, 12 Apr 19:24 UTCM 3.0 / 119.8 km32 km24 km al E de San José de Maipo
Mon, 19 Mar
Mon, 19 Mar 07:51 UTCM 2.7 / 118.6 km36 km47 km al E de Rancagua
Thu, 8 Mar
Thu, 8 Mar 10:37 UTCM 4.2 / 120.5 km31 km24 km al SE de Farellones
Fri, 2 Mar
Fri, 2 Mar 22:11 UTCM 2.5 / 11 km32 km43 km al SE de San José de Maipo
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Volcán San José volcano on the Chile-Argentina lies at the southern end of a volcano group that includes the older volcanoes of Marmolejo and Espíritu Santo. San José volcano has a broad 2 km x 0.5 km summit region with overlapping and nested craters, pyroclastic cones, and blocky lava flows.
Historic activity recorded since 1822 consisted in mild phreatomagmatic ash eruptions.

Background:

The glaciated 6109-m-high Marmolejo stratovolcano is truncated by a 4-km-wide caldera, breached to the NW, that has been the source of a massive debris avalanche. Volcán la Engorda and Volcán Plantat, located SW of Marmolejo and NW of San Jose, have also been active during the Holocene.
An 8-km-long lava flow traveled to the SW from the 1-km-wide summit crater of Espíritu Santo volcano, which overlaps the southern slope of Marmolejo.
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Source: GVP


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