San José (volcano)

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Volcán San José
San Jose volcano seen from across the maipo river canyon.jpg
The San Jose (right) and La Engorda (left) volcanoes seen from across Baños Morales, high up in the Cajón del Maipo canyon.
Highest point
Elevation 5,856 m (19,213 ft)
Coordinates 33°47.185′S 69°53.920′W / 33.786417°S 69.898667°W / -33.786417; -69.898667Coordinates: 33°47.185′S 69°53.920′W / 33.786417°S 69.898667°W / -33.786417; -69.898667
Location Argentina / Chile
Parent range Andes
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 1960

San José Volcano is the stratovolcano that gives its name to a massive volcanic group, at about 90 km (56 mi) from Santiago de Chile at the end of the Cajón de Maipo on the Chile-Argentina border. It lies on the south end of an approximately 10 km (6 mi) x 5 km (3 mi) complex that includes the La Engorda, Espiritu Santo, Plantat and Marmolejo volcanoes, the latter of which is located on the Northern end of the group.

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