Ollagüe

Photo of this volcano
  • Chile-Bolivia
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Unrest / Pleistocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 21.3°S
  • 68.18°W

  • 5868 m
    19247 ft

  • 355060
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Ollagüe.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Ollagüe.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Ollagüe.

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Eruptive History


There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1903 Dec 8 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    

Deformation History


There is no Deformation History data available for Ollagüe.

Emission History


There is no Emissions History data available for Ollagüe.

Photo Gallery


Vigorous fumarolic activity occurs near the summit of Ollagüe volcano, and sulfur deposits have formed. Intensified fumarolic activity was reported in 1854, 1888, 1889, and 1960.

Photo by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
See title for photo information.
Steam pours from vigorous fumaroles near the summit of Volcán Ollagüe. This massive 5868-m-high stratovolcano is capped by a large dacitic lava dome. Collapse of the volcano produced a massive Pleistocene debris-avalanche deposit that extends to the west. Active sulfur mines on the upper western and southern flanks are reached by a road that climbs to about 5500 m elevation. Only increased fumarolic activity has been recorded at Ollagüe during historical time.

Photo by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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