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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: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Tacora volcano eruptions: 1937(?), 1930(?)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 13 Oct 2019
Sun, 13 Oct 13:29 UTCM 3.2 / 139.8 km16 km19 km al SO de Visviri (Chile)
Tue, 17 Sep 2019
Tue, 17 Sep 05:55 UTCM 2.8 / 134.5 km13 km38 km al SO de Visviri (Chile)
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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