El Cóndor

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  • Argentina
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Undated Evidence
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 26.632°S
  • 68.361°W

  • 6373 m
    20903 ft

  • 355190
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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.

The compound volcano of Cerro el Cóndor, one of the few large stratovolcanoes located wholly in Argentina, lies within a 2.5-km-wide caldera. The complex lies to the north of Falso Azufre volcano, which straddles the Chile/Argentina border. The summit contains several ash cones and craters that have been the source of a number of pristine lava flows, one of which traveled 10 km to the west. Satellitic centers also abound; one on the east flank produced a fresh-looking lava flow that traveled 8 km to the east. The morphologically youthful lava flows and pristine summit crater imply a Holocene age (de Silva and Francis, 1991).

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).

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.



Synonyms
Escondida, Laguna
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).

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

de Silva S L, Francis P W, 1991. Volcanoes of the Central Andes. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 216 p.

Volcano Types

Stratovolcano
Caldera
Pyroclastic cone(s)

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Major
No Data (checked)

Population

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62
8,951

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of El Cóndor Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.