Aguilera (volcano)

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Aguilera Volcano.jpg
The volcano is visible in the leftmost portion of the image.
Elevation 2,546 m (8,353 ft)[1]
Location Chile
Range Andes
Coordinates 50°20′0″S 73°45′0″W / 50.33333°S 73.75000°W / -50.33333; -73.75000
Type Caldera
Last eruption 1250 BCE ± 150 years[1]

Aguilera (e. 2546 m/8353 ft.) is a stratovolcano in southern Chile, which rises above the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.

It is located west of Lake Argentino and northeast of Peel Fjord in the southern Andes and erupted mainly dacites and pyroclastic tephra[2] in the form of glassy pumice and welded pyroclastics.[3] Eruptions occurred 6300, 4000 and 3345 BP.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Aguilera". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. 
  2. ^ J. Rabassa (22 September 2011). The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Elsevier. p. 437. ISBN 978-0-08-055889-9. 
  3. ^ National Geographic Research. National Geographic Society. 1990. p. 113. 
  4. ^ Symposium on Latin-American Geosciences. E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchh. 1992. p. 1713.