Chiliques

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Chiliques (volcano)
Chiliques volcano.jpg
The Chiliques volcano, seen from Laguna Miscanti.
Highest point
Elevation 5,778 m (18,957 ft)
Coordinates 23°35′0″S 67°42′0″W / 23.58333°S 67.70000°W / -23.58333; -67.70000
Geography
Location Chile
Parent range Andes
Geology
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption Unknown

Chiliques is a stratovolcano located in the Antofagasta Region of Chile, immediately north of Cerro Miscanti. Laguna Lejía lies to the north of the volcano.

The volcano, which has been dormant for at least 10,000 years, is now showing signs of life. A January 6, 2002, nighttime thermal infrared image from ASTER revealed a hot spot in the summit crater as well as several others along the upper flanks of the volcano’s edifice, indicating new volcanic activity. Examination of an earlier nighttime thermal infrared image from May 24, 2000, showed no such hot spots.[1]

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External links[edit]

  • SI Google Earth Placemarks - Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program: download placemarks with SI Holocene volcano-data.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chiliques Volcano, Chile". Visible Earth. NASA. Retrieved 2007-03-24.