Chao Volcano | John Seach


Antofagasta, Chile

22.12 S, 68.15 W
summit elevation 5100 m
Lava dome

Chao lava dome is the largest in the world. It is 14.5-km-long and 350-400 m high.

Further reading
Weijermars, R. "Visualization of space competition and plume formation with complex potentials for multiple source flows: some examples and novel application to Chao lava flow (Chile)." Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 119.3 (2014): 2397-2414.

De Silva, S. L., et al. "Effusive silicic volcanism in the Central Andes: The Chao dacite and other young lavas of the Altiplano-Puna Volcanic Complex." Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 99.B9 (1994): 17805-17825.

Chao Volcano Eruptions

Possible eruptions in the past 10,000 years.