Maipo Volcano | John Seach



34.16 S, 69.83 W
summit elevation 5264 m

Maipo volcano lies on the Chile-Argentina border 108 km SE of Santiago. The volcano contains a 15 x 20 km caldera. Volcán Don Casimiro and Cerro Listado are cones located on SW rim and SW flank of the caldera. Ashfall deposits are visible on glacial ice. Parasitic cones are present on the east flank of the volcano.

Lake Diamante lies on the eastern caldera floor.

Further reading
Sruoga, Patricia, et al. "Volcanological and geochemical evolution of the Diamante Caldera–Maipo volcano complex in the southern Andes of Argentina (34° 10' S)." Journal of South American Earth Sciences 19.4 (2005): 399-414.

Harrington, R., 1989. The Diamante Caldera and Maipo Caldera complex in the southern Andes of Argentina and Chile (24 10’South). Revista de la Asociación Geológica Argentina, 44(1-4), pp.186-193.

Maipo Volcano Eruptions

1912, 1905, 1826, 1822?