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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
Tacora volcano books
Typical eruption style: explosive
Tacora volcano eruptions: 1937(?), 1930(?)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Sat, 16 Mar 11:49 UTCM 3.0 / 148.3 km1 km36 km al O de Visviri (Peru)
Wed, 6 Mar 2019
Wed, 6 Mar 15:22 UTCM 2.9 / 149.2 km7 km26 km al SO de Visviri (Chile)
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Thu, 28 Feb 20:43 UTCM 4.8 / 146 km23 kmPeru-Bolivia Border Region
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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