Caldera del Atuel

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 34.65°S
  • 70.05°W

  • 5189 m
    17020 ft

  • 357023
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Caldera del Atuel.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Caldera del Atuel.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Caldera del Atuel.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Caldera del Atuel. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Caldera del Atuel 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.

Photo Gallery


A complex of snow-covered cones (left-center) partially fills the 30 x 45 km wide Caldera del Atuel, which lies just east of the Argentina-Chile border. The headwaters of the Río del Atuel drain to the SE through a wide breach in the caldera rim (top center) in this NASA International Space Station image (with north to the bottom left). The snow-covered Volcán Overo and Sosneado complexes in the eastern part of the caldera contain numerous very youthful basaltic-to-andesitic pyroclastic cones and lava flows.

NASA Space Station image ISS010-E-19060, 2005 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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