San Pedro (Chile volcano)

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San Pedro
Volcán San Pedro, Chile, 2016-02-09, DD 16.JPG
San Pedro with San Pablo volcano immediately behind it. La Poruña scoria cone is also visible.
Highest point
Elevation 6,145 m (20,161 ft) [1]
Prominence 2,024 m (6,640 ft) [2]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 21°53′15″S 68°23′30″W / 21.88750°S 68.39167°W / -21.88750; -68.39167Coordinates: 21°53′15″S 68°23′30″W / 21.88750°S 68.39167°W / -21.88750; -68.39167
San Pedro is located in Chile
San Pedro
San Pedro
Parent range Andes
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 1960[1]

San Pedro is one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. It is located on the edge of the Atacama Desert, in Chile. San Pablo volcano is its neighbor to the east and from which is connected by a high saddle. Cerro Paniri volcano lies on the opposite side of the San Pedro River Valley. When climbing this volcano one has to wear a mask over the mouth to block out harmful toxins.

San Pedro volcano looking south to San Pedro River

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  1. ^ a b "San Pedro". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2007-05-31. 
  2. ^ a b "Argentina and Chile: North Ultra-Prominences" Retrieved 2012-04-18.

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