Tacora volcano

stratovolcano 5980 m / 19,619 ft
Chile / Argentinien (Norden) + Bolivien, Südamerika, -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(?)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sat, 19 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
19 Jun 2021 02:39:49 GMT
3.4

15 km
37 km (23 mi)
Provincia de Tarata, 85 km northeast of Tacna, Peru
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
17 Jun 2021 05:53:46 GMT
3.6

115 km
35 km (22 mi)
44 km east 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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