Sierra Nevada (stratovolcano)

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For the volcano complex located in the Puna de Atacama, see Sierra Nevada de Lagunas Bravas.
Sierra Nevada
Lago Conguillio.jpg
Sierra Nevada and Lake Conguillío.
Highest point
Elevation 2,554 m (8,379 ft)
Coordinates 38°35′S 71°35′W / 38.583°S 71.583°W / -38.583; -71.583Coordinates: 38°35′S 71°35′W / 38.583°S 71.583°W / -38.583; -71.583
Location Chile
Parent range Andes
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption Unknown

Sierra Nevada is a stratovolcano located in the La Araucanía Region of Chile, near the Llaima volcano. Its last certain eruptions were in the Pleistocene period, but its activity may extend into the Holocene. Its primary lavas are andesitic and basaltic flows, although it has also produced pyroclastic flows. Lahars are also a hazard of this volcano. This stratovolcano is located in Conguillío National Park.

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  • González-Ferrán, Oscar (1995). Volcanes de Chile. Santiago, Chile: Instituto Geográfico Militar. pp. 386–8. ISBN 956-202-054-1.  (in Spanish; also includes volcanoes of Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru)