Tuzgle volcano

stratovolcano 5500 m / 18,044 ft
Chile / Argentinien (Norden) + Bolivien, Südamerika, -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
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
22/06/2021 01:54:47 (22 Jun 2021 04:54:47 GMT)

193 km
41 km (25 mi)
Departamento de Susques, 162 km west of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina
Sun, 20 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
20/06/2021 09:21:14 (20 Jun 2021 12:21:14 GMT)

209 km
41 km (25 mi)
Departamento de Los Andes, 166 km northwest of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, Argentina
Sat, 19 Jun 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
19/06/2021 15:06:19 (19 Jun 2021 18:06:19 GMT)

203 km
39 km (24 mi)
Departamento de Susques, 160 km west of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina
19/06/2021 11:40:05 (19 Jun 2021 14:40:05 GMT)

213 km
49 km (30 mi)
Departamento de Los Andes, 175 km northwest of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, Argentina
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
18/06/2021 05:43:45 (18 Jun 2021 08:43:45 GMT)

209 km
35 km (22 mi)
Departamento de Susques, 154 km west of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina


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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