Tuzgle volcano

Updated: Jul 6, 2022 17:30 GMT - Refresh
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
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 29, 2022 07:17 GMT
3.1

192 km
10.7 km (6.6 mi)
Jujuy, 35 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 28, 2022 6:01 pm (GMT -3) (Jun 28, 2022 21:01 GMT)
3.2

198 km
35 km (22 mi)
154 km west of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina
Monday, June 27, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 27, 2022 3:11 am (GMT -3) (Jun 27, 2022 06:11 GMT)
3.1

206 km
35 km (22 mi)
155 km west of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina

Background

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)


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