Puntiagudo-Cordón Cenizos

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Puntiagudo-Cordón Cenizos
Highest point
Elevation2,493 m (8,179 ft)
Coordinates40°58′10″S 72°15′50″W / 40.96944°S 72.26389°W / -40.96944; -72.26389
Geography
LocationChile
Parent rangeAndes
Geology
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruption1850

Puntiagudo-Cordón Cenizos (Spanish pronunciation: [puntjaˈɣuðo koɾˈðon seˈnisos]) is a snow-capped volcanic chain located in the Andes, in Los Lagos Region of Chile, near Volcán Osorno. It lies between Rupanco Lake and Todos los Santos Lake. "Volcán Puntiagudo" (Spanish for "Sharp-pointed volcano") is a stratovolcano with a prominent 2,493 m high sharp-pointed summit that results from glacial dissection and gets its name from this feature. According to locals, the Puntiagudo volcano lost some of its sharp point in the earthquake of 1960 (9.4–9.6 Mw). So the volcano was more pointed than it is today. Puntiagudo is also given the name Cerro Cenizas.

Puntiagudo is partially contained within Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park.

Puntiagudo (left) and Osorno volcanoes viewed from Antillanca

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  • "Puntiagudo-Cordón Cenizos". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.