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Tuzgle volcano

Updated: Mar 2, 2024 04:38 GMT -
stratovolcano 5500 m / 18,044 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina (South America), -24.05°S / -66.48°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

Cerro Tuzgle volcano in NW Argentina is the easternmost young stratovolcano of the Central Andes. It is about 120 km distance east of the main volcanic front. It has many young lava flows from the well-preserved summit crater and from flank vents on the SW and SE slopes. The youngest activity might be only about 12,000 years ago.

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Typical eruption style: explosive & effusive
Tuzgle volcano eruptions: between 10,000 and 100,000 years ago

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Mar 1, 12:14 am (Salta)
Mar 1, 03:14 GMT


181 km
29 km (18 mi) to the W 47 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Los Andes Department, Salta, Argentina More
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 27, 05:38 am (Jujuy)
Feb 27, 08:38 GMT


211 km
22 km (14 mi) to the NW Departamento de Susques, 142 km west of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina
Saturday, February 24, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 24, 08:00 pm (Jujuy)
Feb 24, 23:00 GMT


215 km
3.2 km (2 mi) to the SW Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 25 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres, Los Andes Department, Salta, Argentina More
Saturday, February 17, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 17, 08:38 pm (Salta)
Feb 17, 23:38 GMT


185 km
6.5 km (4 mi) to the NW Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 31 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres, Los Andes Department, Salta, Argentina More


Several edifice-collapse events occurred during the evolution of Cerro Tuzgle volcano. An older caldera and a perhaps related rhyodacitic ignimbrite deposit can still be recognized. A lava dome complex was constructed on the rim of the caldera. Later andesitic lava flows covered much of the dome complex and partially filled the caldera.
(Source: GVP volcano information)

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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