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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, 5 Jul
Wed, 5 Jul 15:24 UTCM 3.7 / 147.9 km28 km28 km al S de Visviri
Sun, 2 Jul
Sun, 2 Jul 23:04 UTCM 3.0 / 95.4 km36 km30 km al E de Tacna
Sun, 2 Jul 06:38 UTCM 3.4 / 134.9 km10 km21 km al NE de Putre
Mon, 26 Jun
Mon, 26 Jun 17:57 UTCM 3.2 / 136.1 km11 km24 km al O de Visviri
Sat, 10 Jun
Sat, 10 Jun 16:31 UTCM 3.8 / 143.3 km20 km33 km al NE 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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