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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tipas.
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This massive volcanic complex is the world's third highest active volcano, but remains largely unknown. Cerro Tipas (also known as Walter Penk or Cazadero), is located immediately SSW of its better known neighbor, 6879-m-high Nevados Ojos del Salado, Earth's highest volcano. The 6658-m-high summit of Tipas lies within Argentina, immediately south of the Chilean border. This volcanic complex of craters, cones, lava domes and lava flows covers an area of 25 sq km. It displays a youthful morphology, and its latest eruptions were considered by de Silva and Francis (1991) to be of Holocene age.
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Tipas. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Tipas page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
|Walter Penk, Cerro | Cazadero|
The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Tipas.
de Silva S L, Francis P W, 1991. Volcanoes of the Central Andes. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 216 p.