Laguna del Maule

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  • Volcanic Region
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.058°S
  • 70.492°W

  • 2162 m
    7091 ft

  • 357061
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  • Summit
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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


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0050 BCE (in or before) Unknown Confirmed 0 Uranium-series rln
0250 BCE Unknown Confirmed 0 Ar/Ar rcd
1550 BCE Unknown Confirmed 0 Ar/Ar rsl and rcl
4450 BCE Unknown Confirmed 0 Ar/Ar rcb

Deformation History


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Emission History


There is no Emissions History data is available for Laguna del Maule.

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, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 117456-11 Perlite -- --
NMNH 117456-12 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 117456-13 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 117456-14 Obsidian -- --
NMNH 117456-21 Obsidian -- --

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