Miñiques

Photo of this volcano
  • Chile
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 23.82°S
  • 67.77°W

  • 5910 m
    19385 ft

  • 355102
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Miñiques.

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

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Miñiques.

Eruptive History


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

Deformation History


There is no Deformation History data available for Miñiques.

Emission History


There is no Emissions History data available for Miñiques.

Photo Gallery


The broad Volcán Miñiques massif rises to the SE above Laguna Miñiques. The 5910-m-high summit of the volcano is cut by three overlapping, E-W-trending craters. Larger craters, partially filled by lava domes and flows, are located west and NE of the summit of the volcano, which is of late Pleistocene or Holocene age. A prominent lava flow, not visible in this image, extends NW-ward from the summit to the lower flanks, separating Laguna Miñiques from Laguna Miscanti to the north.

Photo by Jos Offermans, 2008.
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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