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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
Mon, 22 Jan
Mon, 22 Jan 03:51 UTCM 3.3 / 126.4 km16 km27 km al SO de Visviri
Sun, 21 Jan
Sun, 21 Jan 02:17 UTCM 3.0 / 132.5 km17 km38 km al SO de Visviri
Fri, 15 Dec
Fri, 15 Dec 14:14 UTCM 4.5 / 84.3 km46 km18 km al E de Tacna
Fri, 8 Dec
Fri, 8 Dec 00:35 UTCM 3.0 / 129.8 km15 km23 km al N de Putre
Sat, 2 Dec
Sat, 2 Dec 10:38 UTCM 3.2 / 145.1 km12 km22 km al SO de Visviri
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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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