Tocorpuri

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Cerros de Tocorpuri
Cerros de tocorpuri.jpg
View from the south-west.
Highest point
Elevation 5,808 m (19,055 ft)
Coordinates 22°26′20″S 67°53′15″W / 22.43889°S 67.88750°W / -22.43889; -67.88750Coordinates: 22°26′20″S 67°53′15″W / 22.43889°S 67.88750°W / -22.43889; -67.88750
Geography
Location Bolivia-Chile
Parent range Andes
Geology
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption Unknown

Cerros de Tocorpuri is a volcanic complex located along the border between Bolivia and Chile. Cerros de Tocorpuri's summit crater has a diameter of 1.4 km. On its west side lies a rhyolite lava dome called Cerro La Torta (Cake Hill), named so because of its cylindrical cake shape. Cerro La Torta has a volume of about 5 cu km and the height of this lava dome above the surrounding terrain is about 450 m. Its steep sides are covered with scree and its top surface is ridged.

The complex is located at about 30 km. from the El Tatio geothermal energy field.

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References[edit]

  • González-Ferrán, Oscar (1995). Volcanes de Chile. Santiago, Chile: Instituto Geográfico Militar. p. 640 pp. ISBN 956-202-054-1. (Spanish)

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