Cerro Macá

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Cerro Macá
Volcan Maca.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 2,300 m (7,500 ft) [1][2]
Prominence 2,066 m (6,778 ft) [2]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 45°06′21″S 73°10′09″W / 45.10583°S 73.16917°W / -45.10583; -73.16917Coordinates: 45°06′21″S 73°10′09″W / 45.10583°S 73.16917°W / -45.10583; -73.16917
Cerro Macá is located in Chile
Cerro Macá
Cerro Macá
Location of Cerro Maca
Location Chile
Parent range Andes
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 410 CE ± 50 years

Cerro Macá is a stratovolcano located to the north of the Aisén Fjord and to the east of the Moraleda Channel, in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region of Chile. This glacier-covered volcano lies along the regional Liquiñe-Ofqui Fault Zone. It has erupted basalt.[3]

Cerro Macá has a summit elevation of approximately 2,300 m above sea level.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b The elevation given here is from SRTM data and independently confirmed by ASTER GDEM. Elevations around 3,000 m given by other authorities should be discounted. The contours around the summit are missing from official Chilean topographic mapping.
  2. ^ a b c d "Argentina and Chile, Southern: Patagonia Ultra-Prominences" Peaklist.org. Listed as "Volcán Maca". Maca is a smooth volcanic cone, and SRTM indicates a summit elevation of 2300m ± 20m. This is supported by Biggar in "The Andes". Cited elevations of 2960-3079m are based on gross exaggeration.Note 9 Retrieved 2012-04-16.
  3. ^ Finnische Expedition nach Patagonien; Väinö Auer (1941). Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Finnischen Expedition nach Patagonien 1937-38 (in German). p. 79.