Tupungatito

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Tupungatito Volcano
Elevation 6,000 m (19,700 ft)
Location
Location Argentina-Chile
Range Andes
Coordinates 33°23.636′S 69°49.360′W / 33.393933°S 69.822667°W / -33.393933; -69.822667
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Volcanic arc/belt South Volcanic Zone
Last eruption November 1987

Volcán Tupungatito is the northernmost historically active stratovolcano of the southern Andes. It lies on the border between Argentina and Chile, about 99 km (62 mi) east of Santiago, Chile, and immediately southwest of the massive Cerro Tupungato stratovolcano. Its name is a diminutive homonym, just as in "gato" - cat, "gatito" - kitten.

Tupungatito can be seen as a group consisting of a pyroclastic cone and a series of volcanic craters on the front most rim of the 4 km (2.5 mi) wide "Nevado Sin Nombre" caldera; the flat, circular area at the center of this image to the right of the Tupungato volcano.

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