Cay (volcano)

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Cay
Lago Yulton.jpg
Cay volcano as viewed from the shoreline of Yulton Lake.
Highest point
Elevation 2,090 m (6,860 ft) [1]
Coordinates 45°03′45″S 72°59′09″W / 45.06250°S 72.98583°W / -45.06250; -72.98583Coordinates: 45°03′45″S 72°59′09″W / 45.06250°S 72.98583°W / -45.06250; -72.98583
Geography
Location north of Aisén Fjord, and west of Yulton Lake, Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region, Chile
Parent range Andes
Geology
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Volcanic arc/belt South Volcanic Zone
Last eruption Unknown

Cay is a stratovolcano in the South Volcanic Zone of the Andes in Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region, Chile. The volcano is located 15 km northeast of the larger Maca Volcano and about 230 km of the Chile Trench at the intersection of NW-SE and NE-SW faults of the Liquiñe-Ofqui Fault Zone.[2] The volcano is composed from basalt and dacite and there is no evidence of Holocene activity.[3] Below 1000m, several parasitic cones lie on the southwest flank of the volcano.[4]

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  1. ^ "Cay". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. 
  2. ^ D'Orazio, M.; Tamponia, M.; Tonarinib, S.; González-Ferránd, O.; Lahsend, A.; Omarinie, R. (August 2003). "The Quaternary calc-alkaline volcanism of the Patagonian Andes close to the Chile triple junction: geochemistry and petrogenesis of volcanic rocks from the Cay and Maca volcanoes (not, vert, similar45°S, Chile)". Journal of South american Earth Sciences. Elsevier. 16 (4): 219–242. Bibcode:2003JSAES..16..219D. doi:10.1016/S0895-9811(03)00063-4. 
  3. ^ José A. Naranjo; Charles R. Stern (December 2004). "Holocene tephrochronology of the southernmost part (42°30'-45°S) of the Andean Southern Volcanic Zone". Revista Geológica de Chile. 31 (2): 225–240. doi:10.4067/S0716-02082004000200003 – via SciELO. 
  4. ^ M D'Orazio; F Innocenti; P Manetti; M Tamponi; S Tonarini; O González-Ferrán; A Lahsen; R Omarini (August 2003). "The Quaternary calc-alkaline volcanism of the Patagonian Andes close to the Chile triple junction: geochemistry and petrogenesis of volcanic rocks from the Cay and Maca volcanoes (∼45°S, Chile)". Journal of South American Earth Sciences. 16 (4): 219–242. Bibcode:2003JSAES..16..219D. doi:10.1016/S0895-9811(03)00063-4. (registration required (help)).