Photo of this volcano
  • Chile
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Unrest / Pleistocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 21.22°S
  • 68.47°W

  • 6176 m
    20257 ft

  • 355823
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Aucanquilcha.

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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Aucanquilcha. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Aucanquilcha page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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Photo Gallery

The 10-km-long, E-W-trending ridge that forms the broad summit of 6176-m-high Aucanquilcha stratovolcano consists of several overlapping volcanic edifices. This view overlooks the southern flank of Aucanquilcha from Puquois. The world's highest mine and permanent human habitation is located at the summit region of Aucanquilcha. No historical eruptions are known from Cerro Aucanquilcha, but postglacial lava flows overlie moraines on the upper southern flanks.

Photo by Erik Klemetti, 2000 (Oregon State University).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Aucanquilcha in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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