Hornopirén

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Hornopirén
Hornopiren.jpg
Hornopirén town and volcano.
Highest point
Elevation1,572 m (5,157 ft)
Coordinates41°52′28″S 72°25′53″W / 41.87444°S 72.43139°W / -41.87444; -72.43139
Geography
Hornopirén is located in Chile
Hornopirén
Hornopirén
Location of Hornopirén
in Chile
LocationChile
Parent rangeAndes
Geology
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Volcanic arc/beltSouth Volcanic Zone
Last eruption1835 (?)

Hornopirén (Spanish pronunciation: [oɾnoˈpiɾen]) is a stratovolcano located in the Andes, in Los Lagos Region of Chile, south of Yate Volcano and east of Apagado or Hualiaque pyroclastic cone. Hornopirén lies on the major regional Liquine-Ofqui Fault. The volcano is said to have erupted in 1835, although no details are known. The name of the volcano derives from the Spanish word for oven, horno and the native Mapudungun word for snow pirén, thus Hornopirén means snow oven.

Hornopirén and Apagado. Hornopirén is the wide, cone-shaped mountain with flow patterns in the snow on its summit, while Apagado is the small, brownish cone with the wide crater on the bottom right hand side. It has a curved snow border on the left edge of its crater rim.

The village of Hornopirén is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of the volcano, on an inlet off the Gulf of Ancud.

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References[edit]

  • "Hornopirén". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.