Putana Volcano

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Putana volcano atacama cl.jpg
The Putana volcano seen from the west.
Highest point
Elevation 5,890 m (19,320 ft)
Coordinates 22°33′S 67°51′W / 22.550°S 67.850°W / -22.550; -67.850Coordinates: 22°33′S 67°51′W / 22.550°S 67.850°W / -22.550; -67.850
Location Bolivia-Chile
Parent range Andes
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 1810 ± 10 years

Putana (also known as Jorqencal or Machuca) is a stratovolcano on the border between Bolivia and Chile. It lies immediately NNE of Cerro Colorado, about 6 km (4 mi) north of Volcán Escalante, the northernmost member of the Sairecabur complex and 14 km (9 mi) south of the Cerros de Tocorpuri complex. Intense fumarolic activity occurs at its summit, and a solfatara (see fumarole) can be observed in the main crater.

Solfatara (yellow) and fumaroles on the summit of Putana

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