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Antofagasta Volcanic Field

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  • 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
    11467 ft

  • 355180
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Antofagasta Volcanic Field.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Antofagasta Volcanic Field.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Antofagasta Volcanic Field.

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 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).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Antofagasta Volcanic Field.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Antofagasta Volcanic Field.

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.
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: Volcanes Activos de Chile
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1986
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:6,000
Map of Volcanes Activos de Chile

Title: Mapa de Los Fondos Marinos
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile/ S AM
Year: 1984
Series: Col. Geog. de Chile
Map Type: Geology (Tectonic)
Scale: 1:14,500
Map of Mapa de Los Fondos Marinos

Title: Mapa de Suelos/ Map of Soils
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1984
Series: Col. Geog. de Chile
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:6,000
Map of Mapa de Suelos/ Map of Soils

Title: Mapa Hidrografico
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1984
Series: Col. Geog. de Chile
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:6,000
Map of Mapa Hidrografico

Title: Chile Regional-Provincial
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1983
Series: Col. Geog. de Chile
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:6,000
Map of Chile Regional-Provincial

Title: Mapa Fitogeografico
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1983
Series: Col. Geog. de Chile
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:6,000
Map of Mapa Fitogeografico

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 Antofagasta Volcanic Field in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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