Laguna del Maule

Photo of this volcano
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.02°S
  • 70.58°W

  • 3092 m
    10142 ft

  • 357061
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  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Laguna del Maule.

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


Pyroclastic cones and lava flows at the NW side of the Laguna del Maule volcanic center rise above the shore of the lake. This cluster of small stratovolcanoes, lava domes, and pyroclastic cones covers an area of 15 x 20 km within a Pleistocene caldera. Pleistocene and Holocene basaltic lava flows were erupted down the upper part of the Maule River valley and on all sides of the lake.

Photo by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


The following 5 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections. Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description
NMNH 117456-11 Perlite
NMNH 117456-12 Obsidian
NMNH 117456-13 Obsidian
NMNH 117456-14 Obsidian
NMNH 117456-21 Obsidian

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