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Tacora

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  • Chile-Peru
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • Unknown - Unrest / Holocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 17.72°S
  • 69.77°W

  • 5980 m
    19619 ft

  • 355010
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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Eruptive History

There is data available for 2 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1937 Aug 5 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
[ 1930 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Tacora.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Tacora.

Photo Gallery

Towering 5980-m-high Tacora, the northernmost volcano of Chile, lies near the border with Perú and is a twin volcano with Chupiquina. Tacora is seen here from the SE. Although there have been uncertain reports of historical eruptions, and solfataric and fumarolic activity has been reported on the east side, Holocene eruptions from Tacora have not been documented.

Photo by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
See title for photo information.
Tacora, the northernmost volcano of Chile, rises to the NW above the steep-walled Allane valley. The 5980-m-high Tacora lies near the border with Perú and is a twin volcano with Chupiquina, hidden behind Tacora in this view. Although there have been uncertain reports of historical eruptions, and solfataric and fumarolic activity has been reported on the east side, Holocene eruptions have not been documented. The Arica to La Paz railway transects the plateau on the northern side of the Allane valley.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2004 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

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Title: Palca
Publisher: IGN-Peru Instituto Geografico Nacional
Country: Peru
Year: 1986
Series: J631
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Palca
Title: Pachia
Publisher: IGN-Peru Instituto Geografico Nacional
Country: Peru
Year: 1984
Series: J632
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Pachia
Title: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: S America
Year: 1982
Series: ONC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Tacora in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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