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San Pedro volcano

stratovolcano 6145 m / 20,161 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, South America, -21.88°S / -68.4°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive and effusive
San Pedro volcano eruptions: 1960(?), 1938, 1923(?), 1917(?), 1916(?), 1911, 1901, 1891(?), 1877(?), 1870(?)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 14 Oct 2019
Mon, 14 Oct 09:17 UTCM 3.6 / 101 km26 kmAntofagasta, Chile
Sat, 12 Oct 2019
Sat, 12 Oct 11:55 UTCM 2.9 / 126.1 km28 km63 km al NE de Calama (Chile)
Fri, 11 Oct 2019
Fri, 11 Oct 11:19 UTCM 2.5 / 105.3 km29 km56 km al NE de Calama (Chile)
Fri, 11 Oct 07:18 UTCM 3.4 / 116.3 km22 km71 km al NE de Calama (Chile)
Mon, 7 Oct 2019
Mon, 7 Oct 02:45 UTCM 3.5 / 118 km26 kmAntofagasta, Chile
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San Pedro volcano in the Atacama desert of northern Chile is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world.
San Pedro volcano is a twin volcano with 2 peaks, San Pedro (the western summit) and the older sister volcano San Pablo (6092 m) in the east.

A large debris avalanche, similar to the one at Mt St Helend in 1980, occurred at San Pedro in the past, and the present-day cone grew within the depression. The debris avalanche deposit is visible on the western lower slopes of San Pedro.
Thick dacitic lava flows with steep-sided fronts cover the upper slopes of San Pedro's cone which has a crater. There is a young-looking scoria cone on the western flank (La Poruña), which erupted an 8 km-long lava flow about 103,000 years ago.
Reports of varying degrees of reliability have recorded a number of eruptions in the past centuries.

Note: a volcano with the same name is at Lake Atitlán in the Guatemalan Highlands, forming the prominent group of San Pedro, Tolimán, and Atitlán volcanoes.

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