Antofagasta Volcanic Field

Photo of this volcano
  • Argentina
  • South America
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 26.12°S
  • 67.4°W

  • 3495 m
    11464 ft

  • 355180
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Antofagasta Volcanic Field.

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


The Antofagasta de la Sierra volcanic field, located between the elongated NE-SW-trending Salar de Antofalla and the massive Cerro Galán caldera to the east, contains the youngest volcanic vents of the Argentinian Puna region. The area includes several "extremely youthful" scoria cones, such as the ones seen here from the SW. Some cones have been estimated to be only a few thousand years old.

Photo by Ben Edwards, 1998 (Dickinson College, Pennsylvania).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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