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Falso Azufre

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  • Chile-Argentina
  • South America
  • Complex
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 26.8°S
  • 68.37°W

  • 5906 m
    19377 ft

  • 355124
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Falso Azufre.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Falso Azufre.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Falso Azufre.

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.

Eruptive History

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

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Falso Azufre.

Photo Gallery

The snow-capped Falso Azufre volcanic complex rises along the Chile-Argentina border near Laguna Verde (upper left) in this NASA Space Shuttle image (with north to the upper left). The western portion includes Cerro Falso Azure, the high point of the complex, with prominent snow-covered craters. The eastern portion (toward the lower right) is located wholly in Argentina and contains small composite cones and lava domes (with lesser amounts of snow in this image) that appear to represent the most recent activity of the complex.

NASA Space Shuttle image STS100-710-48, 2001 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Laguna Verde
Publisher: Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1985
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Laguna Verde

Title: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: S America
Year: 1981
Series: ONC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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