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Tacora volcano

stratovolcano 5980 m / 19,619 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, South America, -17.72°S / -69.77°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Tacora volcano eruptions: 1937(?), 1930(?)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 20 Sep
Wed, 20 Sep 17:51 UTCM 4.7 / 105 km40 km34 km al E de Tacna
Mon, 18 Sep
Mon, 18 Sep 16:22 UTCM 2.8 / 84.3 km33 km29 km al E de Tacna
Thu, 14 Sep
Thu, 14 Sep 17:39 UTCM 3.8 / 137.8 km25 km22 km al S de Visviri
Mon, 28 Aug
Mon, 28 Aug 04:41 UTCM 3.6 / 9 km21 km Peru
Sun, 27 Aug
Sun, 27 Aug 17:14 UTCM 3.4 / 129.2 km13 km17 km al N de Putre
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Tacora is the northernmost volcano in Chile and located near the Bolivian border. It is a roughly conical andesitic twin volcano tiogether with Chupiquiña volcano to the north.
Reported eruptions in 1930 and 1937 could not be verified by independent sources.
There are many sulfur mines in the saddle between Tacora and Chupiquiña, and hot springs are located on the eastern side of Tacora.

Background:

Tacora volcano is built on top of the Arica Altiplano, which is an ignimbrite platform at ca. 4200 m elevation. The volcano has glaciers down to 5500 m elevation. An explosion crater 300 m below the summit on NW flank.


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