Nevado de Incahuasi

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  • Chile-Argentina
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 27.033°S
  • 68.296°W

  • 6638 m
    21773 ft

  • 355125
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Nevado de Incahuasi.

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

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Photo Gallery


Snow and ice drapes the western flank of Nevado Incahuasi along the Chile/Argentina border, as seen from Paso las Lozas at 5100 m. Nevado de Incahuasi is a complex volcanic massif located ENE of Nevados Ojos del Salado volcano. Two stratovolcanoes occupy a compound 3.5 -km-wide caldera. Pleistocene lava domes are located on the west and SW flanks of the 6621-m-high Nevado de Incahuasi, one of the world's highest volcanoes.

Photo by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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