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This article is about a volcano on the border between Argentina and Chile. For other uses, see Inka Wasi.
Incahuasi and el fraile plus laguna verde chile.jpg
The volcanoes Incahuasi (left) and El Fraile behind the colorful Laguna Verde (lake).
Highest point
Elevation 6,621 m (21,722 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,518 m (4,980 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 27°02′00″S 68°17′45″W / 27.03333°S 68.29583°W / -27.03333; -68.29583Coordinates: 27°02′00″S 68°17′45″W / 27.03333°S 68.29583°W / -27.03333; -68.29583[1]
Incahuasi is located in Argentina
Location in Argentina, on the border with Chile
Location Catamarca, Argentina -
Atacama, Chile
Parent range Andes
Mountain type stratovolcanoes and caldera
Last eruption Unknown
First ascent 1913 by Walther Penck

Incahuasi (Spanish pronunciation: [iŋkaˈwasi]; Quechua Inkawasi or Inka Wasi, inka Inca, wasi house,[2][3] "Inca house") is a volcanic mountain in the Andes of South America. It lies on the border of the Argentine province of Catamarca, and the Atacama Region of Chile. Incahuasi has a summit elevation of 6,621 metres (21,722 ft) above sea level.

The volcano consists of a 3.5-kilometre-wide (2.2 mi) caldera and two stratovolcanoes. Four pyroclastic cones are located 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) to the north-east and produced basalt-andesite lava flows that cover an area of 10 square kilometres (4 sq mi).[4]

Incahuasi Volcan from Route 60, Catamarca, Argentina

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  1. ^ a b c "Argentina and Chile North: Ultra-Prominences" Retrieved 2013-02-25.
  2. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
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