Laguna del Maule

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.058°S
  • 70.492°W

  • 2162 m
    7091 ft

  • 357061
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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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

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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