Copiapo

Photo of this volcano
  • Chile
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Unrest / Pleistocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 27.3°S
  • 69.13°W

  • 6052 m
    19851 ft

  • 355140
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Copiapo.

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

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

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

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.

Photo Gallery


Volcán Copiapó in Atacama province is seen here from the north, with satellitic cones on its flanks. The San Román eruptive center of probable Pleistocene age can be seen at the base of the volcano at the left-center. Although the volcano was reported to have displayed solfataric activity, Holocene eruptive activity from Copiapó is uncertain.

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

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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