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El Cóndor

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  • Argentina
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 26.632°S
  • 68.361°W

  • 6373 m
    20909 ft

  • 355190
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for El Cóndor.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for El Cóndor.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for El Cóndor.

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 El Cóndor. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the El Cóndor 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 El Cóndor.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for El Cóndor.

Photo Gallery

Fresh-looking lava flows drape the southern flanks of the compound volcano of Cerro el Cóndor, one of the few large stratovolcanoes located entirely in Argentina. The summit complex lies within a 2.5-km-wide caldera and contains several ash cones and craters that have been the source of a number of pristine lava flows that have descended to beyond the flanks of the volcano. The morphologically youthful lava flows and pristine summit crater imply a Holocene age.

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

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 El Cóndor in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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