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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, 6 Mar
Mon, 6 Mar 00:26 UTCM 4.1 / 101 km40 kmSOUTHERN PERU
Mon, 20 Feb
Mon, 20 Feb 03:39 UTCM 3.9 / 147 km23 kmTARAPACA, 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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