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
    20903 ft

  • 355190
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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.

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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