Caichinque

Photo of this volcano
  • Chile
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 23.949°S
  • 67.74°W

  • 4458 m
    14622 ft

  • 355104
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Caichinque.

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

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

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

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

Photo Gallery


Caichinque volcano forms a topographic high dividing lakes of Salar Capur (left) from Salar Talar (right). More than a half dozen vents produced andesitic-to-dacitic lava flows, with young flows descending to the NE and SE from the 4450-m-high summit. One prominent flow traveled 6 km to the east, forming two lobes extending into the Salar Talar. Other youthful looking flows traveled to the west, forming lobes extending into Salar Capur, and SSW, dividing the two salars.

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 Caichinque in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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