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Tinguiririca volcano

stratovolcano 4280 m / 14,042 ft
Central Chile and Argentina, South America, -34.81°S / -70.35°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Tinguiririca volcano eruptions: 1994 (?), 1917
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 15 Sep
Fri, 15 Sep 22:42 UTCM 3.2 / 140.5 km1 km19 km al NE de Termas del Flaco
Sun, 27 Aug
Sun, 27 Aug 12:26 UTCM 3.0 / 116.2 km26 km40 km al SE de Rancagua
Sun, 20 Aug
Sun, 20 Aug 06:27 UTCM 3.7 / 12.3 km2 km43 km al N de Termas del Flaco
Sun, 20 Aug 06:26 UTCM 2.6 / 10 km6 km45 km al N de Termas del Flaco
Sat, 19 Aug
Sat, 19 Aug 16:19 UTCM 3.2 / 123.1 km33 km24 km al O de Termas del Flaco
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Tinguiririca is a complex stratovolcano west of the Chile-Argentina border in central Chile. The volcano consists of overlapping small stratovolcanoes, cinder cones and craters that have developed over an NNE-SSE trending fissure. The youngest appear to be Tinguiririca and Fray Carlos.
A single historical, probably phreatic eruption from Tinguiririca was recorded in 1917. There was an un-confirmed report of an eruption in 1994.

Background:

The Tinguiririca complex was constructed during 3 eruptive cycles dating back to the middle Pleistocene.
Constant fumarolic activity occurs within and on the NW wall of the summit crater of Tinguiririca, and hot springs and fumaroles with sulfur deposits are found on the western flanks of the summit cones.

15 Jan 1994 uncertain eruption
There was a single report of large explosive eruption column rising above Tinguiririca on 15 Jan 1994. However, it is believed that the observation, from more than 60 km distance, was inaccurate and not a volcanic plume, but perhaps a thunderstorm cloud, since there are no other indications that an eruption actually took place. ...more

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