Tupungatito

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Tupungatito Volcano
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Tupungatito can be seen as a group consisting of a pyroclastic cone and a series of volcanic craters on the front most rim of the 4 km (2.5 mi) wide "Nevado Sin Nombre" caldera; the flat, circular area at the center of this image to the right of the Tupungato volcano.
Highest point
Elevation6,000 m (19,700 ft)
Coordinates33°23.636′S 69°49.360′W / 33.393933°S 69.822667°W / -33.393933; -69.822667
Geography
LocationArgentina-Chile
Parent rangePrincipal Cordillera, Andes
Geology
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Volcanic arc/beltSouth Volcanic Zone
Last eruptionNovember 1987

Volcán Tupungatito is the northernmost historically active stratovolcano of the southern Andes. It lies on the border between Argentina and Chile, about 99 km (62 mi) east of Santiago, Chile, and immediately southwest of the massive Cerro Tupungato stratovolcano. Its name is a diminutive homonym, and means Little Tupungato.

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References[edit]

  • "Tupungatito". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.