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  • Chile-Argentina
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 25.083°S
  • 68.367°W

  • 5451 m
    17879 ft

  • 355112
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Escorial.

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

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

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Eruptive History

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

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Escorial.

Photo Gallery

Cerro Escorial (center horizon), viewed from the summit of Lastarria volcano, is a small andesitic-dacitic stratovolcano that straddles the Chile/Argentina border. Very youthful-looking lava flows of uncertain age are seen here extending 3-4 km SW-ward over an ignimbrite deposit on the Chilean side of the border. Cerro Escorial is located 4 km NE of an active sulfur mine in older, extensively hydrothermally altered rocks, some of which are seen in the middle ground.

Photo by José Naranjo, 1983 (Servico Nacional de Geologica y Mineria).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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