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Stratovolcano 2847 m / 9,340 ft
Central Chile, -39.42°S / -71.93°WCurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
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| ReportsVillarrica volcano books | ToursVillarrica volcano eruptions:
2010-2012, 2008, 2005, 1985-2001 (lava lake), 1984-85, 1983, 1980, 1977, 1971-72, 1964, 1963(?), 1960-61, 1958-59, 1950(?), 1948-49, 1938, 1935, 1933, 1929, 1921, 1920-29, 1919(?), 1915-18(?), 1910?, 1909, 1908, 1907, 1906, 1904, 1897-98(?), 1893-94(?), 1883, 1879, 1877, 1875-76, 1874, 1869(?), 1867-68, 1864, 1859-60, 1853, 1852(?), 1837, 1832, 1822, 1815-18, 1806, 1801, 1799, 1796, 1792, 1790, 1787, 1780, 1777, 1759, 1751, 1745, 1742, 1737, 1716, 1688, 1657?, 1647?, 1640, 1594, 1562, 1558Typical eruption style:
Mildly explosive, strombolian activity, small lava lake in the summit craterLast earthquakes nearby
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Villarrica volcano news & activity updates:
Villarrica volcano (Chile): new strombolian activity confirmed
Friday Jan 04, 2019 15:22 PM | BY: T
Strrombolian explosions / small lava fountains observed yesterday at Villarrica volcano (images: POVI)
Werner Keller from POVI reported yesterday that the volcano has resumed its strombolian activity following a pause of 5 weeks.
Small "lava fountains" were seen reaching heights of 30 m above the crater rim and light ash fall occurred on the eastern flank of the volcano.
Villarrica is one of South America's most active volcanoes. It often contains a small lava lake in its summit crater.
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Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
The volcano has increased its activity during the past two weeks: glow from the summit has reappeared in early August and become more pronounced lately. ...
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