Licancabur

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  • Chile-Bolivia
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 22.83°S
  • 67.88°W

  • 5916 m
    19404 ft

  • 355092
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Licancabur.

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

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

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Licancabur. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Licancabur page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Photo Gallery


The symmetrical Licancabur stratovolcano (left) rises above a basement of rhyodacitic ignimbrites and dacitic lava domes. A small 80-m-wide lake, one of the world's highest, occupies its 400-m-wide summit crater. Archaeological ruins were found on the 5916-m-high crater rim of Volcán Lincancabur. Young lava flows with prominent levees extend up to 6 km down the NW-to-SW flanks of the volcano.

Photo by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
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Snow-capped Licancabur volcano rises to the east beyond a Pliocene rhyolitic pyroclastic-flow deposit in the foreground from the Chaxas lava dome. Block lava flows from Licancabur have traveled as far as 12 km from the summit crater.

Photo courtesy of Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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