Parinacota Volcano | John Seach



18.17 S, 69.15 W
summit elevation 6348 m

Parinacota Volcano is located in northern Chile near the border with Bolivia. Pomerape (6222 m) is a second stratovolcano located 4 km NE.

Past volcanic activity included explosive eruptions and lava flows.

Chungará Lake (4520 m) was created by an avalanche 8000 years ago. Sediments in the lake record the environmental and climate change in the tropical Andes.

Laguna de Cotacotani (4495 m) is located on SW flank of the volcano.

Futher reading
Clavero R, Jorge E., et al. "Evolution of Parinacota volcano, central Andes, northern Chile." Revista geológica de Chile 31.2 (2004): 317-347.

Clavero, J., et al. "Geological constraints on the emplacement mechanism of the Parinacota debris avalanche, northern Chile." Bulletin of Volcanology 64.1 (2002): 40-54.

Parinacota Volcano Eruptions

290 AD ± 300, 90 AD ± 50, 1100 BC ± 500, 4320 BC ± 1000, 5840 BC ± 50.