Aracar

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Aracar
Aracar.jpg
Aracar from the Space Shuttle, January 2003
Elevation 6,095 m (19,997 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,791 m (5,876 ft)[1]
Listing Ultra
Location
Aracar is located in Argentina
Aracar
Aracar
Argentina
Range Andes
Coordinates 24°17′24″S 67°47′00″W / 24.29000°S 67.78333°W / -24.29000; -67.78333Coordinates: 24°17′24″S 67°47′00″W / 24.29000°S 67.78333°W / -24.29000; -67.78333[1]
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Age of rock Pliocene
Last eruption 1993

Aracar is a large conical stratovolcano in northwestern Argentina, just east of the Chilean border. It has an uneroded summit crater about 1.5 km (1 mi) in diameter which contains a small crater lake. It is located on the edge of the Puna de Atacama, a high desert plateau east of the Atacama Desert. The only observed volcanic activity was a possible steam or ash plume on March 28, 1993 seen from the village of Tolar Grande about 50 km (31 mi) southeast of the volcano.

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  1. ^ a b c "Argentina and Chile North: Ultra-Prominences" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2013-02-25.

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