Melimoyu

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Melimoyu
Melimoyu.jpg
Oblique view of Melimoyu from the International Space Station
Elevation 2,440 m (8,005 ft)[1][2]
Prominence 2,272 m (7,454 ft)[1]
Listing Ultra
Location
Melimoyu is located in Chile
Melimoyu
Melimoyu
Chile
Range Andes
Coordinates 44°04′33″S 72°51′36″W / 44.07583°S 72.86000°W / -44.07583; -72.86000Coordinates: 44°04′33″S 72°51′36″W / 44.07583°S 72.86000°W / -44.07583; -72.86000[1]
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 200 CE ± 75 years

Melimoyu is a stratovolcano (mapudungun meli=four moyu=breast) with an 8-km-wide, largely buried caldera located about 40 km NW of the town of Puerto Puyuhuapi, in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region of Chile. It lies near the northern entrance of the Moraleda Channel.

The summit elevation of Melimoyu is often cited as 2,400 m above sea level, but SRTM analysis suggests the actual height is closer to 2,440 m.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Argentina and Chile, Southern: Patagonia Ultra-Prominences" Peaklist.org. Listed as "Monte Melimoyu". Melimoyu is also cited as 2400m, SRTM indicates that it is marginally higher.Note 5 Retrieved 2012-04-16.
  2. ^ "Cerro Melimoyu, Chile" Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2012-04-16.

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