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Tacora volcano

Updated: Jul 6, 2022 06:27 GMT - Refresh
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)

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.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Tacora volcano eruptions: 1937(?), 1930(?)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sunday, June 26, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 26, 2022 12:45 am (GMT -5) (Jun 26, 2022 05:45 GMT)
3.5

8 km
36 km (22 mi)
6.9 km east of Tarata, Tacna, Peru
Thursday, June 23, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 23, 2022 9:29 am (GMT -5) (Jun 23, 2022 14:29 GMT)
4.9

151 km
3.2 km (2 mi)
Region de Arica y Parinacota, 64 km northeast of Tacna, Peru

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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