Lonquimay (volcano)

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Lonquimay Volcano.jpg
Lonquimay's northwest face
Elevation 2,865 m (9,400 ft)
Location Chile
Range Andes
Coordinates 38°22′36″S 71°35′00″W / 38.37667°S 71.58333°W / -38.37667; -71.58333
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 1988 to 1990

Lonquimay Volcano is a stratovolcano of late-Pleistocene to dominantly Holocene age, with the shape of a truncated cone. The cone is largely andesitic, though basaltic and dacitic rocks are present.[1] It is located in the La Araucanía Region of Chile, immediately SE of Tolhuaca volcano. Sierra Nevada and Llaima are their neighbors to the south. The snow-capped volcano lies within the protected area Malalcahuello-Nalcas.

The volcano last erupted in 1988, the eruption ending in 1990. The VEI was 3. The eruption was from a flank vent and involved lava flows and explosive eruptions. There were fatalities.[2]

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