Uturuncu volcano

Updated: Jul 6, 2022 15:51 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcano 6008 m / 19,711 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina (South America), -22.27°S / -67.18°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 22 May 2012 (ongoing inflation and microquakes)

Uturuncu volcano is the highest peak in SW Bolivia and located SE of Quetana. The stratovolcano consists dominantly of andesitic to dacitic lava flows and some are probably less than 10,000 years old. At present, there are 2 solfatara fields near the summit.
Large-scale ground deformation, a bulge growing one inch per year, has been detected since May 1992 as well as increased seismic activity. This indicates that magma is still moving beneath the volcano.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Uturuncu volcano eruptions: unknown
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Monday, June 27, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 26, 2022 10:08 pm (GMT -3) (Jun 27, 2022 01:08 GMT)
3.0

10 km
79 km (49 mi)
Jujuy, Argentina, 88 km west of Villazon, Modesto Omiste, Departamento de Potosi, Bolivia
Thursday, June 23, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 23, 2022 4:42 am (GMT -3) (Jun 23, 2022 07:42 GMT)
4.2

227 km
68 km (42 mi)
226 km northwest of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina



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