Tupungatito Volcano | John Seach

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Chile/Argentina

33.40 S, 69.80 W
summit elevation 6000 m
stratovolcano

Tupungatito Volcano is located on the central Chile/Argentina border, 80 km east of Santiago. The volcano consists of 12 craters and a pyroclastic cone. Glacier-filled Nevado Sin Nombre caldera is on the southern side of the volcano.

Eruptions of the volcano are controlled by a north-south fracture system. Andesitic lava flows at Tupungatito have not been eroded. The volcano possibly contains two magma chambers.

2009 Earthquake
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake occurred 7.5 km SW of the summit of Tupungatito Volcano on 15th August 2009.

Tupungatito Volcano Eruptions

1986, 1980, 1968, 1964, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1959, 1958, 1946-47, 1925, 1907, 1901, 1897, 1889-90, 1881?, 1861, 1835?, 1829