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Tuzgle volcano

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)
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Typical eruption style: explosive & effusive
Tuzgle volcano eruptions: between 10,000 and 100,000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 4 Oct
Wed, 4 Oct 22:33 UTCM 4.5 / 201 km34 kmJujuy Province, Argentina
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.

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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