Purico Complex

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  • Chile
  • South America
  • Pyroclastic shield
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 23°S
  • 67.75°W

  • 5703 m
    18706 ft

  • 355094
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Purico Complex.

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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Purico Complex. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Purico Complex 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


Erosional furrows cut outflow sheets of Pleistocene ignimbrites of the Purico Complex that were erupted from a postulated 10 x 20 km ring fracture. The light-colored dome at the top center is Pleistocene in age, but the youngest lava domes, Cerro Chascón de Purico (center) and Cerro Aspero (the small dome at the bottom center) are of Pleistocene-Holocene age. The dacitic-to-andesitic Macon stratovolcano of Holocene age lies at the SW end of the complex (far left-center). The Guayaques volcanic chain lies at the upper right.

NASA Landsat image, 1999 (courtesy of Hawaii Synergy Project, Univ. of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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